Psalms 46

God Our Refuge

1For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.
This may refer to a high pitch, perhaps a tune sung by soprano voices; the Hb word means “young women.”
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God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble. c
2 Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas d
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with its turmoil. e ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"

Selah

4 There is a river
its streams delight the city of God,
the holy dwelling place of the
Most High: The Hebrew word is Elyon. It is often used with other names of God, such as El (God) or Yahweh (Lord); it is used to refer to God as the supreme being.
Most High. h
5 God is within her; she will not be toppled.
God will help her when the morning dawns. i
6 Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when He lifts His voice. j
7 The Lord of
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold. l ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"

Selah

8 Come, see the works of the Lord,
who brings devastation on the earth. n
9 He makes wars cease throughout the earth.
He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces;
He burns up the chariots.
Lit chariots with fire
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10 “Stop your fighting – and know that I am God,
exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” q
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Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold. s ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"

Selah

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