Psalm 48:1-8 NIV

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 Great is the LORD,1 and most worthy of praise,2 in the city of our God,3 his holy mountain.4

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2 It is beautiful5 in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphona6 is Mount Zion,7 theb city of the Great King.8

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    • a 48:2 - "Zaphon" can refer to a sacred mountain or the direction north.
    • b 48:2 - Or "earth, / Mount Zion, on the northern side / of the"
      3 God is in her citadels;9 he has shown himself to be her fortress.10

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      4 When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,11

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      5 they saw [her] and were astounded; they fled in terror.12

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      6 Trembling seized13 them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.14

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      7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish15 shattered by an east wind.16

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      8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.17 "Selah"

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