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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 48:1-14

A song. A melody of the sons of Ko′rah.+ 48  Jehovah is great and much to be praised+ In the city of our God,+ [in] his holy mountain.+   Pretty for loftiness, the exultation of the whole earth,+ Is Mount Zion on the remote sides of the north,+ The town of the grand King.+   In her dwelling towers God himself has become known as a secure height.+   For, look! the kings themselves have met by appointment,+ They have passed by together.+   They themselves saw; [and] so they were amazed. They got disturbed, they were sent running in panic.+   Trembling itself took hold of them there,+ Birth pangs like those of a woman giving birth.+   With an east wind you wreck the ships of Tar′shish.+   Just as we have heard, so we have seen+ In the city of Jehovah of armies, in the city of our God.+ God himself will firmly establish it* to time indefinite.+ Se′lah.   We have pondered, O God, over your loving-kindness+ In the midst of your temple.+ 10  Like your name,+ O God, so your praise is To the borders of the earth. Your right hand is full of righteousness itself.+ 11  May Mount Zion+ rejoice, May the dependent towns* of Judah be joyful,+ on account of your judicial decisions.+ 12  March around Zion, YOU people, and go about it,+ Count its towers.+ 13  Set YOUR hearts upon its rampart.+ Inspect* its dwelling towers, In order that YOU may recount it to the future generation.+ 14  For this God is our God to time indefinite, even forever.+ He himself will guide us until [we] die.*+


“It,” fem., referring to the “city.”
Lit., “the daughters.” Compare Nu 21:25 ftn.
“Inspect,” by a correction; Heb., pas·seghu′, the meaning of which is uncertain; LXXVg, “Distribute.”
“Until [we] die,” MSy; LXXVg, “forever.”