To the director. Of the sons of Koʹrah+ upon The Maidens.* A song. 46 God* is for us a refuge and strength,+A help that is readily to be found during distresses.+ 2 That is why we shall not fear, though the earth undergo change+And though the mountains totter into the heart of the vast sea;+ 3 Though its waters be boisterous, foam over,+Though the mountains rock at its uproar.+ Seʹlah. 4 There is a river the streams of which make the city of God rejoice,+The holiest grand tabernacle* of the Most High.+ 5 God is in the midst of [the city];*+ it will not be made to totter.+God will help it at the appearance of morning.+ 6 The nations became boisterous,+ the kingdoms tottered;He sounded* with his voice, the earth proceeded to melt.+ 7 Jehovah* of armies is with us;+The God* of Jacob is a secure height for us.+ Seʹlah. 8 Come, YOU people, behold the activities of Jehovah,*+How he has set astonishing events on the earth.+ 9 He is making wars to cease to the extremity* of the earth.+The bow he breaks apart and does cut the spear in pieces;+The wagons* he burns in the fire.+ 10 “Give in, YOU people, and know that I am God.+I will be exalted among the nations,+I will be exalted in the earth.”+ 11 Jehovah* of armies is with us;+The God of Jacob is a secure height for us.+ Seʹlah.
^ “God.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.
^ “Grand tabernacle.” Lit., “tabernacles,” pl. to denote grandeur. Compare 42:5 ftn, “Salvation.”
^ Lit., “her,” referring to the city.
^ Lit., “gave.”
^ “The God of.” Heb., ʼElo·hehʹ.
^ “Wagons,” MSy; LXXVg, “large shields.”