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)
God is in her citadels;(I)
    he has shown himself to be her fortress.(J)

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  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.

12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
    count her towers,(A)
13 consider well her ramparts,(B)
    view her citadels,(C)
that you may tell of them
    to the next generation.(D)

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
    he will be our guide(E) even to the end.

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