Psalm 46
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Psalm 46a

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.b A song.

1God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with their surging.c

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5God is within her, she will not fall;

God will help her at break of day.

6Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;

he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8Come and see what the Lord has done,

the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9He makes wars cease

to the ends of the earth.

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the shieldsd with fire.

10He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

11The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.


Footnotes:
a 1 In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.
b 1 Title: Probably a musical term
c 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 11.
d 9 Or chariots

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