Psalm 48

Zion, the City of Our God

1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised
In the a city of our God,
In His holy mountain.
2 b Beautiful in 1 elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.
3 God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge.

4 For behold, c the kings assembled,
They passed by together.
5 They saw it, and so they marveled;
They were troubled, they hastened away.
6 Fear d took hold of them there,
And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,
7 As when You break the e ships of Tarshish
With an east wind.
8 As we have heard,
So we have seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts,
In the city of our God:
God will f establish it forever. Selah

9 We have thought, O God, on g Your lovingkindness,
In the midst of Your temple.
10 According to h Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice,
Let the daughters of Judah be glad,
Because of Your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion,
And go all around her.
Count her towers;
13 Mark well her bulwarks;
Consider her palaces;
That you may i tell it to the generation following.
14 For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
j He will be our guide
2 Even to death.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 46:4
    There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
    Psalms 87:3
    Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! Selah
    Matthew 5:35
    Nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 50:2
    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 10:6
    When the people of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, the people of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth Rehob and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand foot soldiers; and from the king of Maacah one thousand men, and from Ish-Tob twelve thousand men.
    2 Samuel 10:14
    When the people of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fleeing, they also fled before Abishai, and entered the city. So Joab returned from the people of Ammon and went to Jerusalem.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 15:15
    Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; The mighty men of Moab, Trembling will take hold of them; All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 10:22
    For the king had merchant ships at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys.
    Ezekiel 27:25
    The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise. You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 87:5
    And of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her; And the Most High Himself shall establish her.
    Isaiah 2:2
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
    Micah 4:1
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 26:3
    For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:58
    If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD.
    Joshua 7:9
    "For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear it, and surround us, and cut off our name from the earth. Then what will You do for Your great name?"
    Malachi 1:11
    For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," Says the LORD of hosts.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 78:5 - 7
    For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 58:11
    The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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