New International Version

Psalm 48

Psalm 48[a]

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
    in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Beautiful in its loftiness,
    the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon[b] is Mount Zion,
    the city of the Great King.
God is in her citadels;
    he has shown himself to be her fortress.

When the kings joined forces,
    when they advanced together,
they saw her and were astounded;
    they fled in terror.
Trembling seized them there,
    pain like that of a woman in labor.
You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
    shattered by an east wind.

As we have heard,
    so we have seen
in the city of the Lord Almighty,
    in the city of our God:
God makes her secure
    forever.[c]

Within your temple, O God,
    we meditate on your unfailing love.
10 Like your name, O God,
    your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
    your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Mount Zion rejoices,
    the villages of Judah are glad
    because of your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
    count her towers,
13 consider well her ramparts,
    view her citadels,
that you may tell of them
    to the next generation.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
    he will be our guide even to the end.

  1. Psalm 48:1 In Hebrew texts 48:1-14 is numbered 48:2-15.
  2. Psalm 48:2 Zaphon was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.
  3. Psalm 48:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 48

上帝的城——锡安

可拉后裔的诗。

1耶和华何等伟大!
我们的上帝在祂的城中,
在祂的圣山上当大受颂赞。
北面的锡安山雄伟壮丽,
令世人欢喜,
是伟大君王的城。
上帝在城内的宫中,
祂亲自做这城的庇护。
世上的君王一同聚集,前来攻城。
他们看见这城后,
大惊失色,慌忙逃跑。
他们被恐惧笼罩,
痛苦如分娩的妇人。
你毁灭他们,
如同东风摧毁他施的船只。
我们曾经听说,如今在万军之耶和华的城中,
在我们上帝的城中亲眼看见:
上帝要坚立这城,直到永远。(细拉)

上帝啊,我们在你的殿中默想你的慈爱。
10 上帝啊,你秉公行义,
你的名普世皆知,
颂赞你的声音响彻地极。
11 因你的审判,
锡安山欢喜,
犹大的城邑充满快乐。
12 你们要绕着锡安数点她的城楼,
13 留意她的城墙,
观看她的殿宇,
好告诉子孙后代。
14 因为上帝永永远远是我们的上帝,
祂必引领我们,
直到我们离世之日。