Psalm 48 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
The Splendor of the Invincible City
1 A psalm of the Korahites. A song.
2 Great is the Lord and highly praised
in the city of our God:
His holy mountain,
3 fairest of heights,
the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, the heights of Zaphon,
the city of the great king.
4 God is in its citadel,
renowned as a stronghold.
5 See! The kings assembled,
together they advanced.
6 When they looked they were astounded;
terrified, they were put to flight!
7 Trembling seized them there,
anguish, like a woman’s labor,
8 As when the east wind wrecks
the ships of Tarshish!
9 What we had heard we have now seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts,
In the city of our God,
which God establishes forever.
10 We ponder, O God, your mercy
within your temple
11 Like your name, O God,
so is your praise to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is fully victorious.
12 Mount Zion is glad!
The daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments!
13 Go about Zion, walk all around it,
note the number of its towers.
14 Consider the ramparts, examine its citadels,
that you may tell future generations:
15 That this is God,
our God for ever and ever.
He will lead us until death.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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Psalm 48 New International Version (NIV)
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.
1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
the city of the Great King.
3 God is in her citadels;
he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 When the kings joined forces,
when they advanced together,
5 they saw her and were astounded;
they fled in terror.
6 Trembling seized them there,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
shattered by an east wind.
8 As we have heard,
so we have seen
in the city of the Lord Almighty,
in the city of our God:
God makes her secure
9 Within your temple, O God,
we meditate on your unfailing love.
10 Like your name, O God,
your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Mount Zion rejoices,
the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
count her towers,
13 consider well her ramparts,
view her citadels,
that you may tell of them
to the next generation.
14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.