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Psalm 48

The Glory of God in Zion

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

In the acity of our God,

In His holy mountain.

2 bBeautiful in 1elevation,

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, cthe kings assembled,

They passed by together.

5 They saw it, and so they marveled;

They were troubled, they hastened away.

6 Fear dtook hold of them there,

And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,

7 As when You break the eships 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 festablish it forever.


9 We have thought, O God, on gYour lovingkindness,

In the midst of Your temple.

10 According to hYour 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 itell it to the generation following.

14 For this is God,

Our God forever and ever;

jHe will be our guide

2Even to death.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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