Psalms - Chapter 46




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

1 <To the chief music-maker. Of the sons of Korah; put to Alamoth. A Song.> God is our harbour and our 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;

2 For this cause we will have no fear, even though the earth is changed, and though the mountains are moved in the heart of the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

3 Though its waters are sounding and troubled, and though the mountains are shaking with their violent motion. (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.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the resting-place of God, the holy place of the tents 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.

5 God has taken his place in her; she will not be moved: he will come to her help at the dawn of morning.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

6 The nations were angry, the kingdoms were moved; at the sound of his voice the earth became like wax.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

7 The Lord of armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. (Selah.)

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

8 Come, see the works of the Lord, the destruction which he has 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.

9 He puts an end to wars over all the earth; by him the bow is broken, and the spear cut in two, and the carriage burned 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.

10 Be at peace in the knowledge that I am God: I will be lifted up among the nations, I will be honoured through all the earth.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

11 The Lord of armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. (Selah.)




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