1 A song and psalm by the sons of Korach.(48:2)Great is the Lord, and highly praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
2 (48:3)A beautiful district, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, the farthest north, the city of the great King.
3 (48:4)God is become known in her palaces as a defence.
4 (48:5)For, lo, the kings were assembled, they are passed away together.
5 (48:6)They indeed sawand so they were astonished; they were terrified, they were confounded.
6 (48:7)Trembling seized on them there, pain, as on a woman in travail.
7 (48:8)With the east wind thou breakest the ships of Tharshish.
8 (48:9)As we have heard, so have we seen it in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
9 (48:10)We have reflected on thy kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
10 (48:11)As thy name is, O God, so is thy praise over the ends of the earth: of righteousness is thy right hand full.
11 (48:12)Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 (48:13)Compass Zion about, and walk round about her; number her towers.
13 (48:14)Direct your mind to her outer wall, mark carefully her palaces: in order that ye may tell it to the latest generation.
14 (48:15)For this One is God, our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.