Psalm 48
Zion Exalted
A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1The Lord is great and highly praised
in the city of our God.48:1 Ps 2:6; Mc 4:1; Zch 8:3
His holy mountain,
2rising splendidly,
is the joy of the whole earth.
Mount Zion — the summit of Zaphon — 
is the city of the great King.48:2 Mt 5:35
3God is known as a stronghold
in its citadels.48:3 Ps 46:7; 50:2

4Look! The kings assembled;
they advanced together.48:4 2Sm 10:6–19
5They looked and froze with fear;
they fled in terror.48:5 Ex 15:15
6Trembling seized them there,
agony like that of a woman in labor,48:6 Is 13:8; Hs 13:13
7as you wrecked the ships of Tarshish
with the east wind.48:7 1Kg 22:48; Jr 18:17; Ezk 27:26

8Just as we heard, so we have seen
in the city of the Lord of Armies,
in the city of our God;
God will establish it forever.48:8 Ps 87:5; Is 2:2; Mc 4:1Selah

9God, within your temple,
we contemplate your faithful love.48:9 Ps 26:3; 40:10
10Like your name, God, so your praise
reaches to the ends of the earth;48:10 Ps 113:3; Mal 1:11
your right hand is filled with justice.48:10 Ps 45:4
11Mount Zion is glad.
Judah’s villages48:11 Lit daughters rejoice
because of your judgments.48:11 Ps 97:8

12Go around Zion, encircle it;
count its towers,
13note its ramparts; tour its citadels
so that you can tell a future generation:48:12–13 Ps 78:5–7; 122:7
14“This God, our God forever and ever —
he will always lead us.”48:14 Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read over death48:14 Ps 23:3–4; Is 58:11