THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 48 ©
The prophet describes the glory and blessedness of the church under the figure of the city of Jerusalem, which was wonderfully protected by God against heavens’ potent enemies, according to His promise and previous wonders, whereby God is glorified, and the church comforted, with an exhortation to all the faithful to take notice of and consider the beauty and stability of the church for an everlasting remembrance.
A 1Song and Psalm for the 2sons of Korah.
GREAT is the LORD, and greatly 3to be praised in the 4city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
Beautiful for 5situation, the joy of the 6whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the 7north, thea city of the great 8King.
God is known in her 9palaces for a refuge.
For, lo, the 10kings were assembled, they passed by together.
They 11saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Thou 12breakest the ships of 13Tarshish with an east wind.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of 14hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it 15for ever. 16Selah.
We have 17thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy 18temple.
According to thy 19name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: 20thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Let 21mount Zion rejoice, let the 22daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy 23judgments.
Walk about Zion, and go round about her: 24tell the towers thereof.
25Mark ye well her bulwarks, 26consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation 27following.
For this God 28is our God for ever and ever: he will be our 29guide even 30unto death.