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(A)Beautiful in [a]elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.

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  1. Psalm 48:2 height

Beautiful(A) in its loftiness,
    the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon[a](B) is Mount Zion,(C)
    the city of the Great King.(D)

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  1. Psalm 48:2 Zaphon was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
(A)God will shine forth.

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From Zion,(A) perfect in beauty,(B)
    God shines forth.(C)

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21 ‘Speak to the house of Israel, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, (A)I will profane My sanctuary, [a]your arrogant boast, the desire of your eyes, the [b]delight of your soul; (B)and your sons and daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword.

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  1. Ezekiel 24:21 Lit. the pride of your strength
  2. Ezekiel 24:21 Lit. compassion

21 Say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary(A)—the stronghold in which you take pride,(B) the delight of your eyes,(C) the object of your affection. The sons and daughters(D) you left behind will fall by the sword.(E)

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