The Beauty and Glory of Zion.
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 Great R1437 is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
In the city R1438 of our God, His holy R1439 mountain.
2 Beautiful R1440 in elevation, the R1441 joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion in the far north,
The city R1442 of the great King.
3 God, in her palaces,
Has made Himself known as a stronghold. R1443
4 For, lo, the kings R1444 assembled themselves,
They passed by together.
5 They saw it, then they were amazed;
They were terrified, R1445 they fled F426 in alarm.
6 Panic F427 seized them there,
Anguish, as of a R1446 woman in childbirth.
7 With the east R1447 wind
You break R1448 the ships R1449 of Tarshish.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God;
God will establish R1450 her forever. Selah. F428
9 We have thought on Your R1451 lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Your temple.
10 As is Your name, R1452 O God,
So is Your praise R1453 to the ends of the earth;
Your right R1454 hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let Mount Zion R1455 be glad,
Let the daughters R1455 of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion and go around her;
Count her towers; R1456
13 Consider her ramparts; R1457
Go through her palaces,
That you may tell R1458 it to the next generation.
14 For such F429 is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will guide R1459 us until F430 death.
F426: Or warrior
F427: Or fearful
F428: Possibly for soprano voices
F429: Or Abundantly available for help
F430: Or tight places
R1437: 1 Chronicles 16:25; Psalms 96:4; 145:3
R1438: Psalms 46:4
R1439: Psalms 2:6; 87:1; Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:1; Zechariah 8:3
R1440: Psalms 50:2
R1441: Lamentations 2:15
R1442: Matthew 5:35
R1443: Psalms 46:7
R1444: 2 Samuel 10:6-19
R1445: Exodus 15:15
R1446: Isaiah 13:8
R1447: Jeremiah 18:17
R1448: 1 Kings 22:48
R1449: 1 Kings 10:22; Ezekiel 27:25
R1450: Psalms 87:5
R1451: Psalms 26:3; 40:10
R1452: Deuteronomy 28:58; Joshua 7:9; Malachi 1:11
R1453: Psalms 65:1,2; 100:1
R1454: Isaiah 41:10
R1455: Psalms 97:8
R1455: Psalms 97:8
R1456: Nehemiah 3:1,11,25-27
R1457: Psalms 122:7
R1458: Psalms 78:5-7
R1459: Psalms 23:4; Isaiah 58:11