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Psalm 48

1Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,

2beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.

3Within its citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.

4Then the kings assembled, they came on together.

5As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic, they took to flight;

6trembling took hold of them there, pains as of a woman in labor,

7as when an east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.

8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, which God establishes forever. Selah

9We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.

10Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory.

11Let Mount Zion be glad, let the towns of Judah rejoice because of your judgments.

12Walk about Zion, go all around it, count its towers,

13consider well its ramparts; go through its citadels, that you may tell the next generation

14that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever.


Psalm 59

1Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.

2Deliver me from those who work evil; from the bloodthirsty save me.

3Even now they lie in wait for my life; the mighty stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,

4for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Rouse yourself, come to my help and see!

5You, Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel. Awake to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah

6Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.

7There they are, bellowing with their mouths, with sharp words on their lips— for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?”

8But you laugh at them, O Lord; you hold all the nations in derision.

9O my strength, I will watch for you; for you, O God, are my fortress.

10My God in his steadfast love will meet me; my God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

11Do not kill them, or my people may forget; make them totter by your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

12For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,

13consume them in wrath; consume them until they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. Selah

14Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.

15They roam about for food, and growl if they do not get their fill.

16But I will sing of your might; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been a fortress for me and a refuge in the day of my distress.

17O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.


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