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Psalm 46 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:1 - [fn]For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.[fn] A song. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:2 - Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:3 - though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:4 - There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:5 - God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:6 - Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:7 - The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:8 - Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:9 - He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields[fn] with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:10 - He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:11 - The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.
Title: Probably a musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 11.
Or chariots

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