Psalm 46

God, the Refuge of His People.

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, [a]set to Alamoth. A Song.

46 God is our refuge and strength,
A [b]very ready help in [c]trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth shakes
And the mountains slip into the heart of the [d]sea;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah

There is a river whose streams make the city of God happy,
The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her [e]when morning dawns.
The [f]nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered;
He [g]raised His voice, the earth quaked.
The Lord of armies is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
[h]Who has inflicted horrific events on the earth.
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.
10 [i]Stop striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the [j]nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”
11 The Lord of armies is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah


  1. Psalm 46 Title Possibly for soprano voices
  2. Psalm 46:1 Lit help easily found
  3. Psalm 46:1 Or needs
  4. Psalm 46:2 Lit seas
  5. Psalm 46:5 Lit at the turning of the morning
  6. Psalm 46:6 Or Gentiles
  7. Psalm 46:6 Lit gave forth
  8. Psalm 46:8 Or Which He has inflicted as desolations
  9. Psalm 46:10 Or Let go, relax
  10. Psalm 46:10 Or Gentiles