Psalm 46

God Is Our Fortress

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

God is our c refuge and strength,
a very d present 2 help in e trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear f though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into g the heart of the sea,
3 though h its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

4 There is i a river whose streams make glad j the city of God,
the holy k habitation of the Most High.
5 l God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 m The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he n utters his voice, the earth o melts.
7 p The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

8 q Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 r He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he s breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
t he burns the chariots with fire.
10 u "Be still, and know that I am God.
v I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
11 p The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 42:1
    Book Two As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
  2. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 15:20
    Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 14:6
    You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 145:18
    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
    Deuteronomy 4:7
    For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 9:9
    The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 18:7
    Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 27:26
    Your rowers have brought you out into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 93:3 - 4
    The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
    Jeremiah 5:22
    Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 36:8
    They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
    Psalms 65:9
    You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
    Isaiah 8:6
    Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah.
    Isaiah 33:21
    But there the Lord in majesty will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, nor majestic ship can pass.
    Revelation 22:1 - 2
    Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 48:1
    Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain.
    Psalms 87:3
    Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah
    Isaiah 60:14
    The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending low to you, and all who despised you shall bow down at your feet; they shall call you the City of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 43:3
    Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!
    Psalms 84:1
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
  12. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:12
    And I will walk among you and will be your God,...
    Deuteronomy 23:14
    Because the Lord your God walks in the midst of...
    Isaiah 12:6
    Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, ...
    Ezekiel 43:7
    And he said to me, "Son of man, this is the pla...
    Ezekiel 43:9
    Now let them put away their whoring and the dea...
    Hosea 11:9
    I will not execute my burning anger; I will not...
    Joel 2:27
    You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel...
    Zephaniah 3:15
    The Lord has taken away the judgments against y...
    Zechariah 2:5
    And I will be to her a wall of fire all around,...
    Zechariah 2:10 - 11
    Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behol...
    Zechariah 8:3
    Thus says the Lord : I have returned to Zion an...
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 2:1
    Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 18:13
    The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the...
    Psalms 68:33
    To him who rides in the heavens, the ancient he...
    Psalms 76:8
    From the heavens you uttered judgment; the eart...
    Jeremiah 25:30
    You, therefore, shall prophesy against them all...
    Joel 2:11
    The Lord utters his voice before his army, for ...
    Joel 3:16
    The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice ...
    Amos 1:2
    And he said: "The Lord roars from Zion and utte...
  15. Cross References
    Exodus 15:15
    Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
    Joshua 2:9
    And said to the men, "I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you.
    Joshua 2:24
    And they said to Joshua, "Truly the Lord has given all the land into our hands. And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us.
    Amos 9:5
    The Lord God of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 46:11
    The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
    2 Chronicles 13:12
    Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed.
    2 Chronicles 20:17
    You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.
    Numbers 14:9
    Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 66:5
    Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:4
    He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
    Micah 4:3
    He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 76:3
    There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah
    1 Samuel 2:4
    The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength.
  20. Cross References
    Ezekiel 39:9
    Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and make fires of the weapons and burn them, shields and bucklers, bow and arrows, clubs and spears; and they will make fires of them for seven years.
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 14:13
    And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.
  22. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:11
    The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
    Isaiah 2:17
    And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
    Isaiah 33:10
    Now I will arise," says the Lord, "now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 46:7
    The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
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