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Psalm 46Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 46

God Our Refuge

For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.[a]

God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with its turmoil.Selah

There is a river—
its streams delight the city of God,
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
God is within her; she will not be toppled.
God will help her when the morning dawns.
Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
The Lord of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah

Come, see the works of the Lord,
who brings devastation on the earth.
He makes wars cease throughout the earth.
He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces;
He burns up the chariots.[b]
10 “Stop your fighting—and know that I am God,
exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”
11 Yahweh of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 46:1 This may refer to a high pitch, perhaps a tune sung by soprano voices; the Hb word means “young women.”
  2. Psalm 46:9 Lit chariots with fire
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