Sunday, February 12, 2012

That you may recount to the next generation

Psalm 48 is for Robert Geiss' PsalmChallenge at Daily Athens.
1. A song. A psalm. Of the Korahites.

2. The Lord is extraordinary and much praised in the city of our God, His holy mountain,
3. lovely in heights, delight of all the earth, Mount Zion, far end of Tsaphon, abode of the great King;
4. God, within its citadels, is known as a haven.
5. Behold, the kings conspired; they advanced together.
6. As soon as they saw, so they were stunned; they were terrified, they panicked;
7. a trembling took hold of them there, pains like a woman in labor,
8. as when an east wind shatters the Tarshish ships.

9. As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God―may God establish it forever! Selah.

10. We sense Your faithful care, O God, in Your Temple.
11. As Your reputation, God, so Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; righteousness fills Your right hand.

12. Let Mount Zion rejoice, let the towns of Judah exult, because of Your judgments.
13. Walk around Zion, encircle it; count its towers,

14. set your heart to its ramparts;

go through its citadels, that you may recount this to a future generation:
15. that this is God, our God forever; He will lead us evermore.

Translation by Rabbi Benjamin Segal.

The Old City wall with Mt. Zion beyond the wall.
Old City wall near Jaffa Gate.
The Citadel (Tower of David).


Gerry Snape said...

I regularly relate it all to the "grandgirls" I'm priviledged to be gran to!

Travelogue for the Universe said...

I enjoy your weekly photos and posts. have a healthy week! mary

Robert Geiss said...

It is indeed the next generation one should take care of.

Thank you very much for this kind participation ! Please have a good new week.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for visiting his Psalm post. Being, as you are, in the heart of the land where these magnificent verses originated, it is always a pleasure to see what you come up with for your Psalm posts.

Theanne said...

nicely done Dina!

VP said...

You just posted some of my favorite places of the Old City...

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Rachel said...

I'm so glad that you are doing better! - These photos are wonderful with this Psalm! "Our God forever!" Amen.

NixBlog said...

Lovely post with photos complementing the words beautifully. Thank you!