New Translation Psalms 48

Psalm 48  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Book Second
Chap. 48
1 A song; a psalm for the sons of Korah,
2 Great [is] Jehovah and exceedingly praised, in the city of our God, the mountain of his holiness.
3 Beautiful for elevation, the joy of the whole earth [is] the mountain of Zion, [on] the sides of the north; the city of the great King.
4 God hath been known in her palaces as a refuge.
5 For lo! the kings met,1 they passed through together.
6 They saw, so they wondered, they were terrified, they fled in alarm.
7 Trembling seized them there, pain as of one bringing forth.
8 With an east wind thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
9 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish her forever. Selah.
10 We have meditated on thy mercy, Ο God, in the midst of thy temple.
11 According to thy name, Ο God, so is thy praise, unto the ends of the earth: of righteousness is thy right hand full.
12 Mount Zion rejoiceth, the daughters of Judah exult because of thy judgments.
13 Surround ye Zion and encompass her; count ye her towers.
14 Set your heart to her rampart; consider her palaces, that ye may recount to the generation following.
15 For this God [is] our God [for] ever and ever; he will lead us unto death.