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Fair and beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth—[a]Mount Zion [the City of David], to the northern side [Mount Moriah and the temple], the [whole] city of the Great King!(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 48:2 Psalm 48 is a celebration of the security of Zion. See the beauty of Zion as God’s unconquerable fortress.

Beautiful(A) in its loftiness,
    the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon[a](B) is Mount Zion,(C)
    the city of the Great King.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 48:2 Zaphon was the most sacred mountain of the Canaanites.

66 Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place?(A)

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Judgment and Hope

66 This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,(A)
    and the earth is my footstool.(B)
Where is the house(C) you will build for me?
    Where will my resting place be?

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