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Psalm 48:1–3

aGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

In bthe city of our God, in cthe mountain of his holiness.

dBeautiful for situation, ethe joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion,

fOn the sides of the north, gthe city of the great King.

God is known in her palaces for a hrefuge.

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Psalm 48:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,

in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Beautiful in its loftiness,

the joy of the whole earth,

like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,

the city of the Great King.

God is in her citadels;

he has shown himself to be her fortress.

Psalm 48:1–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised

in the city of our God!

His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,

is the joy of all the earth,

Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great King.

Within her citadels God

has made himself known as a fortress.

Psalm 48:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

How great is the Lord,

how deserving of praise,

in the city of our God,

which sits on his holy mountain!

It is high and magnificent;

the whole earth rejoices to see it!

Mount Zion, the holy mountain,

is the city of the great King!

God himself is in Jerusalem’s towers,

revealing himself as its defender.

Psalm 48:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

In the city of our God,

In His holy mountain.

Beautiful in elevation,

The joy of the whole earth,

Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,

The city of the great King.

God is in her palaces;

He is known as her refuge.

Psalm 48:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord is great; he should be praised

in the city of our God, on his holy mountain.

It is high and beautiful

and brings joy to the whole world.

Mount Zion is like the high mountains of the north;

it is the city of the Great King.

God is within its palaces;

he is known as its defender.

Psalm 48:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised,

In the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,

Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north,

The city of the great King.

God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge.

Psalm 48:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the hill of his holiness. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces as a high fortress.

Psalm 48:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord is great.

He should be highly praised.

His holy mountain is in the city of our God.

Its beautiful peak is the joy of the whole earth.

Mount Zion is on the northern ridge.

It is the city of the great king.

God is in its palaces.

He has proved that he is a stronghold.

Psalm 48:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord is great and highly praised

in the city of our God.

His holy mountain, rising splendidly,

is the joy of the whole earth.

Mount Zion on the slopes of the north

is the city of the great King.

God is known as a stronghold

in its citadels.

Psalm 48:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised

in the city of our God.

His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,

is the joy of all the earth,

Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great King.

Within its citadels God

has shown himself a sure defense.

Psalm 48:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Yahweh is great and very worthy of praise

in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,

is Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great king.

God is in her citadels;

he is known as a high stronghold.

Psalm 48:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise.

Praise him in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Mount Zion is high and beautiful.

It brings joy to everyone on earth.

Mount Zion is like the highest parts of Mount Zaphon.

It is the city of the Great King.

God is there to keep it safe.

He has shown himself to be like a fort to the city.

Psalm 48:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,

Is Mount Zion in the far north,

The city of the great King.

God, in her palaces,

Has made Himself known as a stronghold.