“A song and psalm by the sons of Korach.” (48:2) Great is the Lord, and highly praised in the city of our God, [in] his holy mountain. (48:3) A beautiful district, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, the farthest north, the city of the great King. (48:4) God is become known in her palaces as a defence. (48:5) For, lo, the kings were assembled, they are passed away together. (48:6) They indeed saw—[and] so they were astonished; they were terrified, they were confounded. (48:7) Trembling seized on them there, pain, as on a woman in travail. (48:8) With the east wind thou breakest the ships of Tharshish. (48:9) As we have heard, so have we seen [it] in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. (48:10) We have reflected on thy kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 10 (48:11) As thy name is, O God, so is thy praise over the ends of the earth: of righteousness is thy right hand full. 11 (48:12) Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 12 (48:13) Compass Zion about, and walk round about her; number her towers. 13 (48:14) Direct your mind to her outer wall, mark carefully her palaces: in order that ye may tell it to the latest generation. 14 (48:15) For this One is God, our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.