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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

  • Alex
    In Christ Jesus every day is the Sabbath,GOD wants every day Holy.When he said abide in me and i in you thats every day 24 7 Jesus said the Branches have to abide in the Vine 24 7 or there will be no fruit. His disciples followed him 24 7 not 1 day a week,they forsook everybody and every thing and followed him it was like a marriage. Even John said he that hath the bride disciples is the GROOM
  • Tkay
    If all the days of the week are holy then the Sabbath is holier, because its the only day in the bible which was blessed and sanctified after creation. Genesis 2 vs 2 n 3.
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  • melkages
    Yes, every day is a holy day. Yahushua went to the Temple every day to preach BUT the sabbath of Yahuwah is appointed by Yahuwah that every man should observe it. On that day, we do not but or sell, we worship and rest. It is the highest day of the week. Also, the sabbath is regulated by the moon. Stop using the gregorian calendar to calculate for the sabbath.
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  • Melody
    God helps us when we have trouble.its wonderful we have churches around us to go to and there s always someone to help melody
  • Adaleh
    I hope everyone is having a good day night, I just got home from Church and I learned that God is with us even through hard-ships, I am only 12 but I am sooo thankful for the Lord Jesus. And we where in "Psalms 46."
  • Adaleh
    Ty so much, please be in prayer with my 14 y-o friend who is having surgery on his knuckle tomorrow. God bless you all! Amen
  • 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

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