Psalms 46:1-3

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

1 [a][b]God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

Psalms 46:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
ESV
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
NLT
1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
MSG
1 God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
CSB
1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.

Psalms 46:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 46:1-3 In-Context

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

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Cross References 12

  • 1. Psalms 9:9; Psalms 14:6; Psalms 37:39; Psalms 61:3; Psalms 73:26; Psalms 91:2,9; Psalms 142:5; Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 16:19; Jeremiah 17:17; Joel 3:16; Nahum 1:7
  • 2. Psalms 18:1
  • 3. Psalms 34:18; Lamentations 3:57; Deuteronomy 4:7
  • 4. Psalms 18:6; Luke 1:54
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 4:30; Psalms 25:17
  • 6. S Genesis 4:7; Psalms 3:6; Psalms 23:4
  • 7. Psalms 82:5; Isaiah 13:13; Isaiah 24:1,19,20; Jeremiah 4:23; Daniel 11:19; Amos 8:14; S Revelation 6:14
  • 8. ver 6; Psalms 18:7; Psalms 97:5; Isaiah 54:10; Amos 9:5; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6
  • 9. Exodus 15:8
  • 10. Psalms 93:3; Isaiah 17:13; Jeremiah 5:22; Ezekiel 1:24; Revelation 19:6
  • 11. S Job 9:26
  • 12. S Judges 5:5

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a musical term
  • [c]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 11.
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