God Is Our Fortress

To the choirmaster. Of (A)the Sons of Korah. According to (B)Alamoth.[a] A Song.

46 God is our (C)refuge and strength,
    a very (D)present[b] help in (E)trouble.
Therefore we will not fear (F)though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into (G)the heart of the sea,
though (H)its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is (I)a river whose streams make glad (J)the city of God,
    the holy (K)habitation of the Most High.
(L)God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
(M)The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he (N)utters his voice, the earth (O)melts.
(P)The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

(Q)Come, behold the works of the Lord,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
(R)He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he (S)breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    (T)he burns the chariots with fire.
10 (U)“Be still, and know that I am God.
    (V)I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 (W)The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

God Is King over All the Earth

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of (X)the Sons of Korah.

47 (Y)Clap your hands, all peoples!
    (Z)Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, (AA)is to be feared,
    (AB)a great king over all the earth.
He (AC)subdued peoples under us,
    and nations under our feet.
He chose our (AD)heritage for us,
    (AE)the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God (AF)has gone up with a shout,
    the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is (AG)the King of all the earth;
    sing praises (AH)with a psalm![c]

God (AI)reigns over the nations;
    God sits on his holy throne.
(AJ)The princes of the peoples gather
    as the people of the God of Abraham.
For (AK)the shields of the earth belong to God;
    he is highly exalted!

Zion, the City of Our God

A Song. A Psalm of (AL)the Sons of Korah.

48 (AM)Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
    in (AN)the city of our God!
His (AO)holy mountain, (AP)beautiful in elevation,
    is (AQ)the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
    (AR)the city of the great King.
Within her citadels God
    has made himself known as a fortress.

For behold, (AS)the kings assembled;
    they came on together.
As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
    they were in panic; they took to flight.
(AT)Trembling took hold of them there,
    anguish (AU)as of a woman in labor.
By (AV)the east wind you (AW)shattered
    the ships of (AX)Tarshish.
As we have heard, so have we seen
    in the city of the Lord of hosts,
in (AY)the city of our God,
    which God will (AZ)establish forever. Selah

We have thought on your (BA)steadfast love, O God,
    in the midst of your temple.
10 As your (BB)name, O God,
    so your praise reaches to (BC)the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11     Let Mount (BD)Zion be glad!
Let (BE)the daughters of Judah rejoice
    because of your judgments!

12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
    number her towers,
13 consider well her (BF)ramparts,
    go through her citadels,
(BG)that you may tell the next generation
14     that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
    He will (BH)guide us forever.[d]

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 46:1 Or well proved
  3. Psalm 47:7 Hebrew maskil
  4. Psalm 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death

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