New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryGod 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, …
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The Desolations of the Lord, the Consolation of his Saints
An Antepast of Heaven. --Psalm Xlvi.
Letter Lii to Another Holy virgin.
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.
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
A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
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.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
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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