Psalm 48

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Psalm 48 is the 48th psalm of the Book of Psalms, "a celebration of the security of Zion",[1] composed by the sons of Korah.

In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 47 in a slightly different numbering system.



  • This psalm is the psalm of the day in the Shir Shel Yom for Monday.[2]
  • Verse 2 is part of Mishnah Tamid 7:4.[3]
  • Verse 12 is part of the blessings before the Shema.[4]

New Testament[edit]

Verse 2 is quoted in Matthew 5:35.[5]


The psalm 48 "Magnus Dominus" put in music, by François Giroust (1778), Charles Levens and Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1734).


  1. ^ Psalm 48: footnote at verse 2 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition, accessed 23 October 2020
  2. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 162
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 479
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 275
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, A. F. (1901). The Book of Psalms: with Introduction and Notes. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Book IV and V: Psalms XC-CL. Cambridge: At the University Press. p. 839. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Psalm 48 in Hebrew and English - Mechon-mamre
  • Psalm 48 King James Bible - Wikisource