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

New Living Translation
A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.

English Standard Version
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

Berean Study Bible
There is a river whose streams delight 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.

New King James Version
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

New American Standard Bible
There is a river whose streams make the city of God happy, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

NASB 1995
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

NASB 1977
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

Amplified Bible
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

Christian Standard Bible
There is a river — its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a river— its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.

American Standard Version
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The streams of the rivers will rejoice in The City of our God: it is the holy place, the dwelling of The Highest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The flowings of the river gladden the city of God: the Most High has sanctified his tabernacle.

Contemporary English Version
A river and its streams bring joy to the city, which is the sacred home of God Most High.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.

English Revised Version
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Good News Translation
There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, to the sacred house of the Most High.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the holy place where the Most High lives.

International Standard Version
Look! There is a river whose streams make the city of God rejoice, even the Holy Place of the Most High.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.

Literal Standard Version
A river—its streams make glad the city of God, Your holy place of the dwelling places of the Most High.

NET Bible
The river's channels bring joy to the city of God, the special, holy dwelling place of the sovereign One.

New Heart 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God is Our Refuge and Strength
3though their waters roar and foam and the mountains quake in the surge. Selah 4There is a river whose streams delight the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5God is within her; she will not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns.…

Cross References
Revelation 3:12
The one who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never again leave it. Upon him I will write the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name.

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

Genesis 2:10
Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it branched into four headwaters:

Psalm 16:11
You have made 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, and You give them drink from Your river of delights.

Psalm 43:3
Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, and to the place where You dwell.


Treasury of Scripture

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

a river

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

Psalm 36:8,9
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures…

Isaiah 8:6,7
Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; …

city

Psalm 48:1,8
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. 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 thee, 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.

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; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD: …

most

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

Psalm 92:1,8
A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. 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 thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.









(4) A river . . .--Heb., n?har, i.e., a perennial stream, as distinguished from n?chal, a torrent bed dry except in the rainy season. Plainly, then, the "Cedron" is not here alluded to. But many commentators think "Siloam" is intended. (See Stanley, Sinai and Palestine, p. 180, and comp. Isaiah 12:3; Ezekiel 47:1-5; John 7:37.)

There may not, however, be any such local allusion. The river, flowing calmly and smoothly along, may be only a symbol of the peace and blessing of the Divine presence, as the tumult and tempest of the sea in the last verse are of the world's noisy troubles. Indeed, the LXX. (comp. Prayer Book version) seems to connect the river of this verse with the waters of the preceding.

Streams.--See Note on Psalm 1:3, where the same word occurs.

Verse 4. - There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God. In contrast with the scene of tumult and disturbance in the world at large, which the writer has presented to us in vers. 2, 3, he now shows us, resting in perfect peace and tranquillity, "the city of God," threatened, indeed, by the nations, but undismayed by them, and calmly trusting in the protection of the God who is "in the midst of her." To this city he assigns a "river, the streams whereof make her glad;" imagery in which we may recognize the perennial fountain of God's grace - that "pure river of water of life," which, welling forth from the throne of God and of the Lamb, continually refreshes and gladdens the Church of Christ (Revelation 22:1), whether her dwell-tug-place be the earthly or the heavenly Jerusalem. The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High (comp. Psalm 43:3). The direct application is, of course, to the earthly Jerusalem, which the armies of Sennacherib were threatening.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There is a river
נָהָ֗ר (nā·hār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5104: A stream, prosperity

whose streams
פְּלָגָ֗יו (pə·lā·ḡāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6388: A channel, canal

delight
יְשַׂמְּח֥וּ (yə·śam·mə·ḥū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

the city
עִיר־ (‘îr-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of God,
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

the holy [place where]
קְ֝דֹ֗שׁ (qə·ḏōš)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

the Most High
עֶלְיֽוֹן׃ (‘el·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme

dwells.
מִשְׁכְּנֵ֥י (miš·kə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle


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