Psalms 46:4

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is a riuer, the streames wherof shall make glad the citie of God: the holy place of the Tabernacles of the most High.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a river whose streams make glad the resting-place of God, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
- Basic English Bible

There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.
- Darby Bible

There is a river, the streams of which shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
- Webster's Bible

There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
- World English Bible

A river -- its rivulets rejoice the city of God, Thy holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(46:5) There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 46:4


46:4 A river - This may design the gracious presence, and blessing of the Lord, which is frequently described under the name of waters. Make glad - Shall not barely preserve it from danger, but give great occasion for rejoicing and thanksgiving. The city - Jerusalem, the place where God's holy tabernacle is settled.


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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