Psalm 48: A Psalm of Jerusalem

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 the earth,
Mount Zion, to the far north, the city of the great king.

Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.
For behold, the kings assembled, the came on together,
and as soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic, they took to flight.
Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.
By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts,
in the city of our God, which God will establish forever.


We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.

Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgements!

Walk about Zion, go around her,
number her towers, consider well her ramparts,
go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation
that this is God, our God forever and ever.

He will guide us beyond death.

NOTE: We have to memorize this, but I liked is so much, I decided to post it.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 48: A Psalm of Jerusalem

  1. I am going to follow your semester in Israel – your Grandma, Joan told me about it. The semester was so meaningful to Katie when she did IBEX. And we just got home in November from our 2nd tour in Israel. By the way – just for the record, Mexico does have the square outlets so no adapter needed.Have a great day!Kathy Slusher

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