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.

          References for Psalms 48:3

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

          References for Psalms 48:4

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

          References for Psalms 48:5

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

          References for Psalms 48:6

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

          References for Psalms 48:7