17 You will bring(A) them in and plant(B) them
    on the mountain(C) of your inheritance—
the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,(D)
    the sanctuary,(E) Lord, your hands established.

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Psalm 48[a]

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Great is the Lord,(A) and most worthy of praise,(B)
    in the city of our God,(C) his holy mountain.(D)

Beautiful(E) in its loftiness,
    the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon[b](F) is Mount Zion,(G)
    the city of the Great King.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 48:1 In Hebrew texts 48:1-14 is numbered 48:2-15.
  2. Psalm 48:2 Zaphon was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.

16 why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain,
    at the mountain where God chooses(A) to reign,
    where the Lord himself will dwell forever?(B)

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