Psalm 46



God Our Refuge

1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

1 {To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.} God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress.

1 God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

2 Therefore we will not be frightened when the earth roars, when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas,

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,

3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

3 when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains tremble despite their pride. Interlude

3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

4 Look! There is a river whose streams make the city of God rejoice, even the Holy Place of the Most High.

4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

5 Since God is in her midst, she will not be shaken. God will help her at the break of dawn.

5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her right early [at the dawn of the morning].

6 The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

6 The nations roared; the kingdoms were shaken. His voice boomed; the earth melts.

6 The nations raged, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

7 The LORD of the heavenly armies is with us; our refuge is the God of Jacob. Interlude

7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our Fortress and High Tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

8 Come, observe the mighty works of the LORD, who causes desolation in the earth.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has wrought desolations and wonders in the earth.

9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

9 He causes wars to cease all over the earth, he causes the bow to break, the spear to snap, the chariots to ignite and burn.

9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow into pieces and snaps the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire.

10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

10 Be in awe and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.

10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

11 The LORD of the heavenly armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Interlude To the Director: A song by the Sons of Korah.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!



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