Psalm 46-50 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,
3 though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He hath made on the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariot with fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted on the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
47 O clap your hands, all ye people! Shout unto God with the voice of triumph!
2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared; He is a great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved. Selah
5 God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises unto our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises with understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon the throne of His holiness.
9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong unto God; He is greatly exalted.
48 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, on the mountain of His holiness.
2 Beautiful in situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion; on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces as a refuge.
4 For lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
5 They saw it and so they marveled; they were troubled and hastened away.
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain as of a woman in travail;
7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah
9 We have thought of Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple.
10 According to Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice! Let the daughters of Judah be glad because of Thy judgments!
12 Walk about Zion and go round about her, count the towers thereof;
13 mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces, that ye may tell it to the generation that follows.
14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.
49 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
2 both low and high, rich and poor together.
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
5 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity at my heels shall compass me about?
6 They that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches,
7 none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him
8 (for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever),
9 that they should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
10 For he seeth that wise men die; likewise the fool and the brutish person perish and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man, though he be in honor, abideth not; he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly, yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah
14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them, and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, and their beauty shall be consumed in the grave away from their dwelling.
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me. Selah
16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.
17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul (and men will praise thee when thou doest well for thyself),
19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
20 Man, though he is in honor but understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
50 The Mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come and shall not keep silence; a devouring fire shall go before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above and to the earth, that He may judge His people:
5 “Gather My saints together unto Me, those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens shall declare His righteousness, for God Himself is judge. Selah
7 “Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before Me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor hegoats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is Mine and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell thee, for the world is Mine and the fullness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 “Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unto the Most High,
15 and call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.”
16 But unto the wicked God saith: “What hast thou to do to declare My statutes, or that thou shouldest take My covenant in thy mouth,
17 seeing thou hatest instruction and castest My words behind thee?
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consented with him, and thou hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself. But I will reprove thee and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces and there be none to deliver:
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me; and to him that ordereth his manner of living aright, I will show the salvation of God.”