Psalm 46
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

God Our Refuge

For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.a, b

1God is our refuge and strength,

a helper who is always found

in times of trouble.c

2Therefore we will not be afraid,

though the earth trembles

and the mountains topple

into the depths of the seas,d

3though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with its turmoil.eSelah

4There is a river —

its streams delight the city of God,

the holy dwelling place of the Most High.f

5God is within her; she will not be toppled.

God will help her when the morning dawns.g

6Nations rage, kingdoms topple;

the earth melts when He lifts His voice.h

7The LORD of Hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.iSelah

8Come, see the works of the LORD,

who brings devastation on the earth.j

9He makes wars cease throughout the earth.

He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces;

He burns up the chariots.k, l

10Stop your fighting — and know that I am God,

exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”m

11Yahweh of Hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.nSelah

a. 46:title This may refer to a high pitch, perhaps a tune sung by soprano voices; the Hb word means “young women.”
b. 46:title 1Ch 15:20
c. 46:1 Ps 9:9; 62:7-8
d. 46:2 Ps 18:7; 82:5
e. 46:3 Ps 93:3-4; Jr 5:22
f. 46:4 Ps 43:3; Rv 22:1-2
g. 46:5 Is 12:6; Zch 2:10-11
h. 46:6 Ps 2:1; Jr 25:30
i. 46:7 Ps 9:9; Jl 3:16
j. 46:8 Ps 66:5
k. 46:9 Lit chariots with fire
l. 46:9 Ps 76:3; Is 2:4; Mc 4:3
m. 46:10 Ps 100:3; Is 2:11,17
n. 46:11 Ps 9:9; Jl 3:16
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