Psalms 46

Psalm 461

For the music director; by the Korahites; according to the alamoth style;2 a song.

46:1 God is our strong refuge;3

he is truly our helper in times of trouble.4

46:2 For this reason we do not fear5 when the earth shakes,6

and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,7

46:3 when its waves8 crash9 and foam,

and the mountains shake10 before the surging sea.11 (Selah)

46:4 The river’s channels bring joy to the city of God,12

the special, holy dwelling place of13 the sovereign One.14

46:5 God lives within it,15 it cannot be moved.16

God rescues it17 at the break of dawn.18

46:6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms are overthrown.19

God20 gives a shout,21 the earth dissolves.22

46:7 The Lord who commands armies is on our side!23

The God of Jacob24 is our protector!25 (Selah)

46:8 Come! Witness the exploits26 of the Lord,

who brings devastation to the earth!27

46:9 He brings an end to wars throughout the earth;28

he shatters29 the bow and breaks30 the spear;

he burns31 the shields with fire.32

46:10 He says,33 “Stop your striving and recognize34 that I am God!

I will be exalted35 over36 the nations! I will be exalted over37 the earth!”

46:11 The Lord who commands armies is on our side!38

The God of Jacob39 is our protector!40 (Selah)

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