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To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

471O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.47.1 for: or, of

2For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

3He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

4He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

7For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.47.7 with: or, every one that hath

8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.47.9 princes…: or, voluntary of the people are gathered unto the people of the God of Abraham

48

A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.

481Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.48.1 for: or, of

2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

5They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.48.13 Mark…: Heb. Set your heart to48.13 consider: or, raise up

14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

49

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

491Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:49.1 for: or, of

2Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

4I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

5Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.49.11 all…: Heb. generation and generation

12Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.49.13 approve…: Heb. delight in their mouth

14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.49.14 beauty: or, strength49.14 in the grave from…: or, the grave being an habitation to every one of them

15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.49.15 power: Heb. hand49.15 the grave: or, hell

16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.49.18 while…: Heb. in his life

19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.49.19 He…: Heb. The soul shall

20Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.