Psalms 48:2

“Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beautifull for situation, the ioy of the whole earth is moūt Sion, on the sides of the North, the citie of the great King.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion {in} the far north, The city of the great King.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, `on' the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Beautiful in its high position, the joy of all the earth, is the mountain of Zion, the mountain of God, the town of the great King.
- Basic English Bible

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
- Darby Bible

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
- Webster's Bible

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.
- World English Bible

Beautiful [for] elevation, A joy of all the land, [is] Mount Zion, The sides of the north, the city of a great king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(48:3) Fair in situation, the joy of the whole earth; even mount Zion, the uttermost parts of the north, the city of the great King.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 48:2


48:2 The joy - This is spoken prophetically, because the joyful doctrine of the gospel was to go from thence to all nations. The city - Of God, who justly calls himself a great king.


Discussion for Psalms 48

  • Tunde
    i bless God
  • Uchechukwu Stanley
    Heavenly father always there for his children blessed Jesus of nazareth protect my life Amen lord in leavenly place in Christ.
  • Clive Hutchinson for verse 2
    What does it mean when it speak about the city of the north
  • Nanc
    Spiritually feeding me this afternoon waiting to be seen for an appointment in waiting room .
  • Man Bahadur Rai
    I 'm a BHUTANESE who belieyed JESUS 30 years ago.
  • Fontasia
    GOD IS ABLE TO DO JUST WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO JUST STAND BY HIS WORD AND CAST YOUR CARES ON HIM GOD WILL TAKE OF THE REST

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