Psalm 46

For the end, for the sons of Core; a Psalm concerning secret things.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a help in the afflictions that have come heavily upon us. 2 Therefore will we not fear when the earth is troubled, and the mountains are removed into the depths of the seas. 3 Their waters have roared and been troubled, the mountains have been troubled by his might. Pause. 4 The flowings of the river gladden the city of God: the Most High has sanctified his tabernacle. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her 1with his countenance. 6 The nations were troubled, the kingdoms tottered: he uttered his voice, the earth shook. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our helper. Pause.

8 Come, and behold the works of the Lord, what wonders he has achieved on the earth. 9 Putting an end to wars as for the ends of the earth; he will crush the bow, and break in pieces the weapon, and burn the bucklers with fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our helper.

Psalm 47

For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.

1 Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout to God with a voice of exultation. 2 For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great king over all the earth. 3 He has subdued the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet. 4 He has chosen out his inheritance for us, the beauty of Jacob which he loved. Pause.

5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with a sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to our God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7 For God is king of all the earth: sing praises with understanding. 8 God reigns over the nations: God sits upon the throne of his holiness. 9 The rulers of the people are assembled with the God of Abraam: for God's mighty ones of the earth have been greatly exalted.

Psalm 48

A Psalm of 2praise for the sons of Core on the second day of the week.

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. 2 The city of the great King is well planted on the mountains of Sion, with the joy of the whole earth, on the sides


of the north. 3 God is known in her palaces, when he undertakes to help her.

4 For, behold the kings of the earth were assembled, they came together. 5 They saw, and so they wondered: they were troubled, they were moved. 6 Trembling took hold on them: there were the pangs as of a woman in travail. 7 Thou wilt break the ships of Tharsis with a vehement wind. 8 As we have heard, so have we also seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God has founded it for ever. Pause.

9 We have thought of thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy people. 10 According to thy name, O God, so is also thy praise to the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 11 Let mount Sion rejoice, let the daughters of Judæa exult, because of thy judgments, O Lord.

12 Go round about Sion, and encompass her: tell ye her towers. 13 Mark ye well her strength, and observe her palaces; that ye may tell the next generation. 14 For this is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide for evermore.

1 Alex. and Heb. before, or, toward the morning.

2 A song.


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