Book of Psalms

The Douay-Rheims Bible


Chapter 47

1    A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week.
2    Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
3    With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
4    In her houses shall God be known, when he shall protect her.
5    For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: they gathered together.
6    So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved:
7    Trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labour.
8    With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
9    As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God hath founded it for ever.
10    We have received thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
11    According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of justice.
12    Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad; because of thy judgments, O Lord.
13    Surround Sion, and encompass her: tell ye in her towers.
14    Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, that ye may relate it in another generation.
15    For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: he shall rule us for evermore.