12 Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,

Other Translations of Psalm 48:12

King James Version

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

English Standard Version

12 Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,

The Message

12 Circle Zion, take her measure, count her fortress peaks,

New King James Version

12 Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers;

New Living Translation

12 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 48:12

Commentary on Psalm 48:8-14

(Read Psalm 48:8-14)

We have here the improvement which the people of God are to make of his glorious and gracious appearances for them. Let our faith in the word of God be hereby confirmed. Let our hope of the stability of the church be encouraged. Let our minds be filled with good thoughts of God. All the streams of mercy that flow down to us, must be traced to the fountain of His loving-kindness. Let us give to God the glory of the great things he has done for us. Let all the members of the church take comfort from what the Lord does for his church. Let us observe the beauty, strength, and safety of the church. Consider its strength; see it founded on Christ the Rock, fortified by the Divine power, guarded by Him who neither slumbers nor sleeps. See what precious ordinances are its palaces, what precious promises are its bulwarks, that you may be encouraged to join yourselves to it: and tell this to others. This God, who has now done such great things for us, is unchangeable in his love to us, and his care for us. If he is our God, he will lead and keep us even to the last. He will so guide us, as to set us above the reach of death, so that it shall not do us any real hurt. He will lead us to a life in which there shall be no more death.