Psalm 46:4
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There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

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

Darby Bible Translation
There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.

World English Bible
There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.

Young's Literal Translation
A river -- its rivulets rejoice the city of God, Thy holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There is a river, the streams whereof - The Chaldee understands the river, and its streams or divisions, as pointing out various peoples who should be converted to the faith and thus make glad the city of God, Jerusalem by their flowing together to the worship of the true God.

But the river may refer to the vast Medo-Persian army and its divisions: those branches which took Babylon; and, instead of ruining and destroying the poor Jews, preserved them alive, and gave them their liberty; and thus the city of God, and the tabernacle of the Most High, were gladdened.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a river

Psalm 23:2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.

Psalm 36:8,9 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures...

Isaiah 8:6,7 For as much as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son...

Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Ezekiel 47:1-12 Afterward he brought me again to the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward...

Revelation 22:1-3 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb...

city

Psalm 48:1,8 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness...

Psalm 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Isaiah 37:35,36 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake...

Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to you...

Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Revelation 21:2,3,10 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband...

holy

Deuteronomy 12:11,12 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there...

most

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 92:1,8 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Micah 6:6 With which shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings...

Library
God is Our Refuge
Westminster Abbey, 1873. Psalm xlvi. 1. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." This is a noble psalm, full of hope and comfort; and it will be more and more full of hope and comfort, the more faithfully we believe in the incarnation, the passion, the resurrection, and the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. For if we are to give credit to His express words, and to those of every book of the New Testament, and to the opinion of that Church into which we are baptised,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Desolations of the Lord, the Consolation of his Saints
IT SEEMS THAT EVERYTHING Christlike must have a history like that of Christ. His beginnings were small--the manger and the stable. So with the beginnings of that society which we love, and which we believe to be the very incarnation of the Spirit of Christ. Its beginnings also were small; but its latter end shall doubtless greatly increase--for, hath not the end of Christ become exceedingly glorious? He hath ascended up on high; he sitteth at the right hand of God, our Father; and doubtless this
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

An Antepast of Heaven. --Psalm Xlvi.
An Antepast of Heaven.--Psalm xlvi. There is a river pure and bright, Whose streams make glad the heavenly plains, Where, in eternity of light, The City of our God remains. Built by the word of His command, With His unclouded presence blest, Firm as His throne, the bulwarks stand; There is our home, our hope, our rest. Thither let fervent faith aspire; Our treasure and our heart be there: Oh! for a seraph's wing of fire! No,--on the mightier wings of prayer,-- We reach at once that last retreat,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Letter Lii to Another Holy virgin.
To Another Holy Virgin. Under a religious habit she had continued to have a spirit given up to the world, and Bernard praises her for coming to a sense of her duty; he exhorts her not to neglect the grace given to her. 1. It is the source of great joy to me to hear that you are willing to strive after that true and perfect joy, which belongs not to earth but to heaven; that is, not to this, vale of tears, but to that city of God which the rivers of the flood thereof make glad (Ps. xlvi. 4). And in
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Revelation 3:12
The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

Revelation 22:1
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Genesis 2:10
A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.

Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 23:2
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.

Psalm 43:3
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

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