Bible: Psalm 48
Psalm 48 1
48:1 A song, a psalm by the Korahites.
in the city of our God, 2 his holy hill.
48:2 It is lofty and pleasing to look at, 3
a source of joy to the whole earth. 4
Mount Zion resembles the peaks of Zaphon; 5
it is the city of the great king.
48:3 God is in its fortresses;
he reveals himself as its defender. 6
they advance together.
they are terrified, they quickly retreat. 11
48:6 Look at them shake uncontrollably, 12
like a woman writhing in childbirth. 13
48:7 With an east wind
48:8 We heard about God’s mighty deeds, now we have seen them, 16
in the city of the
in the city of our God.
God makes it permanently secure. 18 (Selah)
48:9 We reflect on your loyal love, O God,
within your temple.
48:10 The praise you receive as far away as the ends of the earth
is worthy of your reputation, O God. 19
You execute justice! 20
48:11 Mount Zion rejoices;
because of your acts of judgment. 23
48:12 Walk around 24 Zion! Encircle it!
Count its towers!
48:13 Consider its defenses! 25
Walk through 26 its fortresses,
so you can tell the next generation about it! 27
48:14 For God, our God, is our defender forever! 28