Psalms 46:1

“(To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<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.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. On Alamoth. A song.} God is our refuge and strength, a help in distresses, very readily found.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- Webster's Bible

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. `For the Virgins.' -- A song. God [is] to us a refuge and strength, A help in adversities found most surely.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(46:1) For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah; upon Alamoth. A Song. (46:2) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 46

  • Alvin Webster
    Today I received the message from God that He is in control of every aspect of my life, and I or we should trust His words(not our circumstances),that if we wait on Him,and stay in the faith,He shall direct our paths.
  • Ernest Robinson
    God take cares of his own. we may loose our home, our families, our Job all of our worldly position. we must still trust God, by giving him praise and worship. if God can give us good gifts , whenever the trials come just remember who gives the gift. there are no trials that come upon us that God will not sustained us. He knows what we can handle . the devil is a loser.
  • Leslie Brown
    As I read this psalms it resures me that my God with me. He is in control of my life I must put my trust in Him and he will direct my path. We live in a world where the devil is trying to be in control with what comes out of our mouths so me must alway speaking the word of our God. There is power in the word of God. Let all work by faith not by sight. We serve a might God in Jesus Mighty Name Amen
  • JOSEPH MBITI
    WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSIBLE THAT WHY THERE IS A NEED OF PUTING OUR HOPE WITHOUT FEAR.
  • A disciple
    Hello Heidi; In composition of both music and prose; Selah indicates a pause or rest. It adds to understanding the Psalms by forcing you to pause to meditate.
  • Heidi
    I am new at studying the word I have a question that may sound stupid but I keep seeing this word Selah, what does this mean or stand for.

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