Psalm 48: holy city, the refuge of God
Psalm 48 belongs to the trilogy that begins in Psalm 46, is a prayer of trust in God, and to have God as a refuge, referring to the pilgrims who visited the holy city for the first time.
The power of the words of 48
Read with attention and devotion:
1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
the city of the Great King.
3 God is in her citadels;
he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 When the kings joined forces,
when they advanced together,
5 they saw her and were astounded;
they fled in terror.
6 Trembling seized them there,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
shattered by an east wind.
8 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
9 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.
(Psalm 48: 1-14)
Interpretation of Psalm 48
Check out the interpretation of Psalm 48 that WeMystic prepared for you:
Verses 1 to 8
In these verses, the greatness of God is once again emphasized in Psalms, the psalmist highlights how much He is worthy of praise and how He remains faithful to his own, as described in verse 8.
Verses 9 to 14
In these verses, the mercy of God is acknowledged before his holy city, justice and how God is benevolent to his people who exalt him with confidence and declare his love to the death.
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