Psalm 46

God's Defense of His City and People

To the leader. Of the Korahites. According to Alamoth. A Song.

 1  God is our refuge and strength,
         a very presenta help in trouble.
 2  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
         though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
 3  though its waters roar and foam,
         though the mountains tremble with its tumult.       Selah

 4  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
         the holy habitation of the Most High.
 5  God is in the midst of the city;b it shall not be moved;
         God will help it when the morning dawns.
 6  The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
         he utters his voice, the earth melts.
 7  The LORD of hosts is with us;
         the God of Jacob is our refuge.c        Selah

 8  Come, behold the works of the LORD;
         see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
 9  He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
         he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
         he burns the shields with fire.
 10  "Be still, and know that I am God!
         I am exalted among the nations,
         I am exalted in the earth."
 11  The LORD of hosts is with us;
         the God of Jacob is our refuge.d        Selah