Psalm 46 New International Version

God Is Our Refuge and Strength

46 [1][2]God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3  though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[3] 4  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5  God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

6  Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. 7  The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. 8  Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. 9  He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields[4] with fire. 10  He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 11  The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Footnotes

[1] 46:1 In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.

[2] 46:1 Title: Probably a musical term

[3] 46:3 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 11.

[4] 46:9 Or "chariots"

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