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Psalms 48:3

    Psalms 48:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In its buildings God is seen to be a high tower.

    Webster's Revision

    God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge.

    World English Bible

    God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 48:3

    God is known in her palaces for a refuge - All those who worship there in spirit and truth, find God for their refuge. But the words may be understood: God is known for the defense of her palaces; and with this view of the subject agree the three following verses.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 48:3

    God is known in her palaces - The word rendered "palaces" here means properly a fortress, castle, or palace, so called from its height, from a verb, ארם 'âram, meaning to elevate, to lift up. It may be applied to any fortified place, and would be particularly applicable to a royal residence, as a castle or stronghold. The word "known" here means that it was well understood, or that the point had been fully tested and determined that God had chosen those abodes as his special residence - as the place where he might be found.

    For a refuge - See the notes at Psalm 46:1. That is, there was safety or security in the God who had chosen Jerusalem as his special abode.