Psalm 48:1-11 NIV

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 aGreat is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

References for Psalms 48:1

    • Ó 48:1 - In Hebrew texts 48:1-14 is numbered 48:2-15.
      2 Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphonb is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.

      References for Psalms 48:2

        • Ô 48:2 - "Zaphon" was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.
          3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.

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          4 When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,

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          5 they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror.

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          6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.

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          7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.

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          8 As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.c

          References for Psalms 48:8

            • Õ 48:8 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
              9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

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              10 Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.

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              11 Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.

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