God the Refuge of His People.

1 God is our 1refuge and strength, A very 2present help 3in trouble.

References for Psalms 46:1

    • a 46:1 - Or "Abundantly available for help"
    • b 46:1 - Or "tight places"
      2 Therefore * we will 4not fear, though 5the earth should change And though 6the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

      References for Psalms 46:2

        • c 46:2 - Lit "seas"
          3 Though its 7waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

          References for Psalms 46:3

            • d 46:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
              4 There is a 8river whose streams make glad the 9city of God, The holy 10dwelling places of the Most High.

              References for Psalms 46:4

              5 God is 11in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will 12help her when morning dawns.

              References for Psalms 46:5

                • e 46:5 - Lit "at the turning of the morning"
                  6 The nations 13made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He 14raised His voice, the earth 15melted.

                  References for Psalms 46:6

                    • f 46:6 - Or "Gentiles"
                    • g 46:6 - Lit "gave forth"
                      7 The LORD of hosts 16is with us; The God of Jacob is 17our stronghold. Selah.

                      References for Psalms 46:7

                      8 Come, 18behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought 19desolations in the earth.

                      References for Psalms 46:8

                        • h 46:8 - Or "Which He has wrought as desolations"
                          9 He 20makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He 21breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He 22burns the chariots with fire.

                          References for Psalms 46:9

                          10 "Cease striving and 23know that I am God; I will be 24exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

                          References for Psalms 46:10

                            • i 46:10 - Or "Let go, relax"
                            • j 46:10 - Or "Gentiles"
                              11 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.