Psalms Chapter 48
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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The Ornaments and priuiledges of the Church.
[A song, and Psalme for the sonnes of Korah.] Great is the Lord, and greatly to bee praised in the citie of our God, in the mountaine of his holinesse.
Beautifull for situation, the ioy of the whole earth is moūt Sion, on the sides of the North, the citie of the great King.
God is knowen in her palaces for a refuge.
For loe, the kings were assembled: they passed by together.
They sawe it, and so they marueiled, they were troubled and hasted away.
Feare tooke holde vpon them there, and paine, as of a woman in trauaile.
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an East wind.
As we haue heard, so haue wee seene in the citie of the Lord of hosts, in the citie of our God, God will establish it for euer. Selah,
Wee haue thought of thy louing kindnesse, O God, in the middest of thy Temple.
According to thy Name, O God, so is thy praise vnto the endes of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousnesse.
Let mount Sion reioyce, let the daughters of Iudah be glad, because of thy iudgements.
Walke about Sion, and goe round about her: tell the towres thereof.
Marke yee well her bulwarkes, consider her palaces; that yee may tell it to the generation following.13
For this God is our God for euer, and euer; he will be our guide euen vnto death.
Psalms Chapter 48 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
13 Heb. set your heart to her bulwarkes. , Or, raise vp.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania