Compare Translations for Psalm 46:4

Psalm 46:4 ASV
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 BBE
There is a river whose streams make glad the resting-place of God, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 CEB
There is a river whose streams gladden God's city, the holiest dwelling of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 CJB
There is a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holy habitation of 'Elyon
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Psalm 46:4 RHE
(45-5) The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
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Psalm 46:4 ESV
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 GW
There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the holy place where the Most High lives.
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Psalm 46:4 GNT
There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, to the sacred house of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 HNV
There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, The holy place of the tents of Ha`Elyon.
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Psalm 46:4 CSB
[There is] a river- its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 KJV
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
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Psalm 46:4 LEB
[There is] a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holiest of the dwellings of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 NAS
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 NCV
There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, the holy place where God Most High lives.
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Psalm 46:4 NIRV
God's blessings are like a river. They fill the city of God with joy. That city is the holy place where the Most High God lives.
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Psalm 46:4 NIV
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
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Psalm 46:4 NKJV
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 NLT
A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 NRS
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 RSV
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 DBY
There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 MSG
River fountains splash joy, cooling God's city, this sacred haunt of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 WBT
[There is] a river, the streams of which shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 TMB
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 TNIV
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
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Psalm 46:4 WEB
There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, The holy place of the tents of the Most High.
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Psalm 46:4 WYC
The fierceness of [the] flood maketh glad the city of God; the highest God hath hallowed his tabernacle. (There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God; and the Most High God hath hallowed his Temple.)
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Psalm 46:4 YLT
A river -- its rivulets rejoice the city of God, Thy holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
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Psalms 46 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 46

Confidence in God. (1-5) An exhortation to behold it. (6-11)

Verses 1-5 This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God's sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid.

Verses 6-11 Come and see the effects of desolating judgments, and stand in awe of God. This shows the perfect security of the church, and is an assurance of lasting peace. Let us pray for the speedy approach of these glorious days, and in silent submission let us worship and trust in our almighty Sovereign. Let all believers triumph in this, that the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob, has been, is, and will be with us; and will be our Refuge. Mark this, take the comfort, and say, If God be for us, who can be against us? With this, through life and in death, let us answer every fear.

Psalms 46 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 46

Psalms 46:1-11 . Upon Alamoth--most probably denotes the treble, or part sung by female voices, the word meaning "virgins"; and which was sung with some appropriately keyed instrument (compare 1 Chronicles 15:19-21 ; well-known words, "A mighty fortress is our God." The great deliverance ( 2 Kings 19:35 , Isaiah 37:36 ) may have occasioned its composition.

1. refuge--literally, "a place of trust" ( Psalms 2:12 ).
strength--( Psalms 18:2 ).
present help--literally, "a help He has been found exceedingly."
trouble--as in Psalms 18:7 .

2, 3. The most violent civil commotions are illustrated by the greatest physical commotions.

3. swelling--well represents the pride and haughtiness of insolent foes.

4. God's favor is denoted by a river (compare Psalms 36:8 , Zechariah 14:8 , Revelation 22:1 ).
city of God, the holy place--His earthly residence, Jerusalem and the temple (compare Psalms 2:6 , 3:4 , 20:2 , 48:2 , &c.). God's favor, like a river whose waters are conducted in channels, is distributed to all parts of His Church.
most High--denoting His supremacy ( Psalms 17:2 ).

5. right early--literally, "at the turn of morning," or change from night to day, a critical time ( Psalms 30:5 ; compare Isaiah 37:36 ).

6. (Compare Psalms 46:2 ).
earth melted--all powers dissolved by His mere word ( Psalms 75:3 , Hosea 2:22 ).

7. with us--on our side; His presence is terror to our enemies, safety to us.
refuge--high place ( Psalms 9:9 ; compare also Psalms 24:6 Psalms 24:10 ).

8. what desolations--literally, "who hath put desolations," destroying our enemies.

9. The usual weapons of war ( Psalms 7:12 ), as well as those using them, are brought to an end.

10. Be still, &c.--literally, "Leave off to oppose Me and vex My people. I am over all for their safety." (Compare Isaiah 2:11 , Ephesians 1:22 ).