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The second book of Psalms, song 46, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 46

New English Translation


   For the music director; by the Korahites; according to the alamoth style; a song.
   1 God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble.
   2 For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,
   3 when its waves crash and foam, and the mountains shake before the surging sea. (Selah)
   4 The river's channels bring joy to the city of God, the special, holy dwelling place of the sovereign One.
   5 God lives within it, it cannot be moved. God rescues it at the break of dawn.
   6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms are overthrown. God gives a shout, the earth dissolves.
   7 The LORD who commands armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Selah)
   8 Come! Witness the exploits of the LORD, who brings devastation to the earth!
   9 He brings an end to wars throughout the earth; he shatters the bow and breaks the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
   10 He says, "Stop your striving and recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth!"
   11 The LORD who commands armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Selah)

King James Version


   To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.
   1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
   2 Therefore will not we 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 in 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 in the fire.
   10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
   11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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