(48) A Psalm of * A song. praise for the sons of Core on the second day of the week.
1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
2 The city of the great King is well planted on the mountains of Sion, with the joy of the whole earth, on the sides of the north.
3 God is known in her palaces, when he undertakes to help her.
4 For, behold the kings of the earth were assembled, they came together.
5 They saw, and so they wondered: they were troubled, they were moved.
6 Trembling took hold on them: there were the pangs as of a woman in travail.
7 You will break the ships of Tharsis with a vehement wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we also seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God has founded it for ever. Pause.
9 We have thought of your mercy, O God, in the midst of your people.
10 According to your name, O God, so is also your praise to the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let mount Sion rejoice, let the daughters of Judaea exult, because of your judgments, O Lord.
12 Go round about Sion, and encompass her: tell you° her towers.
13 Mark you° well her strength, and observe her palaces; that you° may tell the next generation.
14 For this is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide for evermore.
*^ A song.