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Psalms 48

Psalms 48:1  
A Song. A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, in the town of our God, in his holy mountain.

Psalms 48:2  
Beautiful in its high position, the joy of all the earth, is the mountain of Zion, the mountain of God, the town of the great King.

Psalms 48:3  
In its buildings God is seen to be a high tower.

Psalms 48:4  
For see! the kings came together by agreement, they were joined together.

Psalms 48:5  
They saw it, and so were full of wonder; they were troubled, and went quickly away in fear.

Psalms 48:6  
Shaking came on them and pain, as on a woman in childbirth.

Psalms 48:7  
By you the ships of Tarshish are broken as by an east wind.

Psalms 48:8  
As it came to our ears so have we seen it, in the town of the Lord of armies, in the town of our God; God will keep it fixed for ever. (Selah.)

Psalms 48:9  
Our thoughts were of your mercy, O God, while we were in your Temple.

Psalms 48:10  
As your name is, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth; your right hand is full of righteousness.

Psalms 48:11  
Let there be joy in the mountain of Zion, and let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your wise decisions.

Psalms 48:12  
Make your way about Zion, and go round it, numbering its towers.

Psalms 48:13  
Take note of its strong walls, looking well at its fair buildings; so that you may give word of it to the generation which comes after.

Psalms 48:14  
Because this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide.

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