Bible Reference

Psalm 46

God Is Our Fortress

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.1 A Song.

1God is our refuge and strength,

a very present2 help in trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

3though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

6The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

8Come, behold the works of the Lord,

how he has brought desolations on the earth.

9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the chariots with fire.

10“Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

11The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah


  • 1 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  • 2 46:1 Or well proved

Psalm 47

God Is King over All the Earth

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1Clap your hands, all peoples!

Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

2For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

a great king over all the earth.

3He subdued peoples under us,

and nations under our feet.

4He chose our heritage for us,

the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

5God has gone up with a shout,

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

7For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!1

8God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

9The princes of the peoples gather

as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

he is highly exalted!


  • 1 47:7 Hebrew maskil