A Melodious Song. For the Sons of Korah.
48 Great is Yahweh and worthy to be mightily praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of all the land Is Mount Zion in the recesses of the north,—The city of a great king.
3 God in her palaces is to be known as a high tower.
4 For lo! Kings—Met as appointed, Passed by together;
5 They themselves saw So were they amazed, Dismayed—they hurried away!
6 Trembling seized them there, Pangs like hers who is in travail.
7 With an east wind wilt thou shatter the ships of Tarshish.
8 Just as we have heard So have we seen In the city of Yahweh of hosts, In the city of our God, God himself will establish her unto times age-abiding. [Selah.
9 We have thought, O God, upon thy lovingkindness, In the midst of thy temple:
10 According to thy Name O God So be thy praise unto the ends of the earth, With righteousness is thy right hand filled.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice, Let the daughters of Judah exult, Because of thy judgments.
12 Go round Zion and compass her about, Reckon up her towers;
13 Apply your mind to her rampart, Pass between her palaces, That ye may recount them to an after generation;
14 For this God is our God to times age-abiding and beyond, He himself will conduct us till death.