Psalm Forty Eight

1: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2: Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3: God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

4: For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

5: They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

6: Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

7: :Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

8: As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9: We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10: According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11: Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12: Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13: Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14: For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

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