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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 46:1-11

To the director. Of the sons of Ko′rah+ upon The Maidens.* A song. 46  God* is for us a refuge and strength,+ A help that is readily to be found during distresses.+   That is why we shall not fear, though the earth undergo change+ And though the mountains totter into the heart of the vast sea;+   Though its waters be boisterous, foam over,+ Though the mountains rock at its uproar.+ Se′lah.   There is a river the streams of which make the city of God rejoice,+ The holiest grand tabernacle* of the Most High.+   God is in the midst of [the city];*+ it will not be made to totter.+ God will help it at the appearance of morning.+   The nations became boisterous,+ the kingdoms tottered; He sounded* with his voice, the earth proceeded to melt.+   Jehovah* of armies is with us;+ The God* of Jacob is a secure height for us.+ Se′lah.   Come, YOU people, behold the activities of Jehovah,*+ How he has set astonishing events on the earth.+   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.+ Se′lah.

Footnotes

“The Maidens.” Heb., ʽala·mohth′. See 1Ch 15:20 ftn.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.
“Grand tabernacle.” Lit., “tabernacles,” pl. to denote grandeur. Compare 42:5 ftn, “Salvation.”
Lit., “her,” referring to the city.
Lit., “gave.”
See App 1C §10.
“The God of.” Heb., ʼElo·heh′.
See App 1C §10.
“Wagons,” MSy; LXXVg, “large shields.”
See App 1C §10.