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1 To the chiefe Musician for the sonnes of Korah, a song vpon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength: a very present helpe in trouble.

2 Therfore will not we feare, though the earth be remoued: and though the mountaines be caried into the midst of the sea.

3 Though the waters thereof roare, and be troubled, though the mountaines shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4 There is a riuer, the streames wherof shall make glad the citie of God: the holy place of the Tabernacles of the most High.

5 God is in the midst of her: she shal not be moued; God shall helpe her, and that right early.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdomes were mooued: he vttered his voyce, the earth melted.

7 The Lord of hosts is with vs; the God of Iacob is our refuge. Selah.

8 Come, behold the workes of the Lord, what desolations hee hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh warres to cease vnto the end of the earth: hee breaketh the bow, and cutteth the speare in sunder, he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be stil, and know that I am God: I will bee exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with vs; the God of Iacob is our refuge. Selah.

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Commentary for Psalms 46

Confidence in God. (1-5) An exhortation to behold it. (6-11)

1-5 This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God's sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid.

6-11 Come and see the effects of desolating judgments, and stand in awe of God. This shows the perfect security of the church, and is an assurance of lasting peace. Let us pray for the speedy approach of these glorious days, and in silent submission let us worship and trust in our almighty Sovereign. Let all believers triumph in this, that the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob, has been, is, and will be with us; and will be our Refuge. Mark this, take the comfort, and say, If God be for us, who can be against us? With this, through life and in death, let us answer every fear.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 46

  • Virginia
    IMAGINE, The God who created the Universe has time to listen to a worthless, insignificant person, ME, anytime I call on him. That is mind boggling. Thank you Lord.
  • Cassandra vaughn
    acknowledge god in all we do we must learn to rest in the lord trust in god seek is face search for him. give to god all our heart let his holy spirit guide you ,call upon his name every day try him he s waiting for you aman
  • Margie Ayers
    Amen that was so good
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 46:10 BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH PSALM 66:7 he ruleth by HIS power forever --- HIS EYES BEHOLD THE NATIONS --- let not the rebellious exalt themselves --- SELAH PSALM 99:5 EXALT YOU THE LORD OUR GOD AND WORSHIP AT HIS FOOTSTOOL FOR HE IS HOLY
  • Sherry Wright
    God is a merciful God and he is always there if we faint not. Let not your heart be troubled. We need to be still and listen to the voice of God no matter what is going on in our lives. Trust God totally and completely. Alleluia!!
  • Ollie Turner
    Whever I feel like trouble is coming or it's near I run to this chapter because I can find comfort here

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