Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Salme 48

Guds udvalgte by, Jerusalem

1En sang af Koras slægt.

Herren er stor og værdig til al ære,
    vi priser ham i den by, han har valgt.
Se, hvor Zions hellige bjerg
    knejser smukt mod nord.[a]
Zion er hele jordens glæde,
    den store Konges bolig.
Gud er til stede midt i sin by,
    han er selv dens stærkeste fæstning.
Jordens konger sluttede sig sammen,
    rykkede frem i flok.
Hvad de så, gjorde dem skrækslagne,
    så de skyndte sig bort.
Pludselig gik de i panik,
    blev grebet af angst som af fødselsveer.
Gud knuste dem som de store skibe,
    der kan splintres af en orkan.
Vi har hørt om Guds undere i fortiden,
    og nu har vi set dem med egne øjne.
Den almægtige Gud har reddet sin by,
    og han vil beskytte den til hver en tid.
10 Vi mindes din urokkelige kærlighed, Gud,
    når vi tilbeder dig i dit hellige tempel.
11 Hele verden har hørt om din storhed,
    du bliver lovprist over alt på jorden.
Du er en god konge,
12     og derfor er der glæde i Jerusalem.
Judas byer, bryd ud i jubel
    over Guds godhed.
13 Gå ud og se på Guds by,
    gå rundt om den og tæl dens tårne.
14 Læg mærke til dens enorme bymur,
    undersøg dens fæstninger,
        så I kan fortælle de kommende slægter:
15 „Den almægtige Gud skal altid være vores Gud,
    han er for evigt vores leder.”

Notas al pie

  1. 48,3 Teksten er uklar. Måske er der en sammenligning med Nordens Bjerg, hvor guderne samledes.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 48

Psalm 48

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise.
    Praise him in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
Mount Zion is high and beautiful.
    It brings joy to everyone on earth.
Mount Zion is like the highest parts of Mount Zaphon.
    It is the city of the Great King.
God is there to keep it safe.
    He has shown himself to be like a fort to the city.

Many kings joined forces.
    They entered Israel together.
But when they saw Mount Zion, they were amazed.
    They ran away in terror.
Trembling took hold of them.
    They felt pain like a woman giving birth.
Lord, you destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
    that were torn apart by an east wind.

What we heard we have also seen.
    We have seen it
in the city of the Lord who rules over all.
    We have seen it in the city of our God.
    We have heard and seen that God makes it secure forever.

God, inside your temple
    we think about your faithful love.
10 God, your fame reaches from one end of the earth to the other.
    So people praise you from one end of the earth to the other.
    You use your power to do what is right.
11 Mount Zion is filled with joy.
    The villages of Judah are glad.
    That’s because you judge fairly.

12 Walk all around Zion.
    Count its towers.
13 Think carefully about its outer walls.
    Just look at how safe it is!
    Then you can tell its people that God keeps them safe.
14 This God is our God for ever and ever.
    He will be our guide to the very end.