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Psalms 46

Introduction

1The confidence which the church has in God.
8An exhortation to behold it.

Verse 1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
A. M. 3108. B.C. 896. (Title.) for. or, of. the sons
84:1; 85:1; 87:1; *titles
A song
48:1; 66:1; *titles
Alamoth
1 Chronicles 15:20
refuge
7,11; 62:7,8; 91:1-9; 142:5; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Luke 13:34; Hebrews 6:18
a very
145:18; Genesis 22:14; Deuteronomy 4:7; 2 Samuel 22:17-20
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:24 - fear;  Genesis 31:3 - Return;  Genesis 35:1 - God said;  Genesis 35:3 - who answered;  Exodus 2:5 - when she;  Exodus 14:13 - Fear ye not;  Exodus 18:4 - Eliezer;  Leviticus 26:5 - dwell;  Numbers 14:9 - the Lord;  Numbers 26:11 - GeneralDeuteronomy 1:21 - fear not;  Deuteronomy 7:18 - shalt not;  Deuteronomy 33:27 - refuge;  Joshua 10:42 - because;  1 Samuel 11:11 - on the morrow;  1 Samuel 23:17 - shall not;  2 Samuel 21:17 - succoured;  2 Samuel 22:3 - my refuge;  2 Samuel 22:33 - strength;  2 Kings 18:5 - trusted;  1 Chronicles 5:20 - And they;  2 Chronicles 18:31 - the Lord;  Job 11:15 - thou shalt be;  Psalm 9:9 - The Lord;  Psalm 10:1 - standest;  Psalm 18:18 - but;  Psalm 20:1 - hear;  Psalm 23:4 - I will;  Psalm 27:1 - of whom;  Psalm 27:5 - For in;  Psalm 28:7 - strength;  Psalm 37:39 - strength;  Psalm 42:1 - the sons;  Psalm 47:1 - for;  Psalm 49:1 - for;  Psalm 49:5 - Wherefore;  Psalm 56:4 - in God I have;  Psalm 59:9 - his strength;  Psalm 59:17 - O my;  Psalm 81:1 - make;  Psalm 91:2 - I will;  Psalm 118:6 - The Lord;  Psalm 119:151 - near;  Psalm 121:2 - My help;  Proverbs 3:25 - Be;  Isaiah 8:10 - counsel;  Isaiah 8:14 - he shall be;  Isaiah 17:12 - make a noise;  Isaiah 26:4 - in the;  Isaiah 28:6 - and for strength;  Isaiah 33:2 - our salvation;  Isaiah 37:22 - hath despised;  Isaiah 41:10 - Fear;  Isaiah 46:13 - shall not tarry;  Jeremiah 14:8 - in time;  Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength;  Jeremiah 29:14 - I will be;  Hosea 13:9 - but;  Joel 3:16 - hope;  Habakkuk 3:18 - I will rejoice;  Habakkuk 3:19 - my strength;  Zechariah 9:8 - I will;  Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants;  Matthew 24:6 - see;  Mark 4:40 - Why;  Mark 13:7 - when;  Luke 6:48 - for;  Luke 21:9 - when;  John 4:47 - that he;  Acts 23:11 - the Lord;  Romans 8:28 - we know;  Romans 8:31 - If

Verse 2

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
will
23:4; 27:3; Matthew 8:24-26; Hebrews 13:6
though
Genesis 7:11,12; Luke 21:9-11,25-28,33; 2 Peter 3:10-14
mountains
Matthew 21:21
midst of the sea
Heb. heart of the seas.
Reciprocal: Genesis 7:16 - the;  Genesis 7:19 - and all the high hills;  Genesis 26:24 - fear;  Numbers 14:9 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 7:18 - shalt not;  Deuteronomy 32:22 - foundations;  1 Samuel 23:17 - shall not;  2 Kings 18:5 - trusted;  Job 9:5 - removeth;  Psalm 3:6 - I will;  Psalm 18:7 - foundations;  Psalm 18:18 - but;  Psalm 27:1 - of whom;  Psalm 29:9 - in his temple;  Psalm 34:4 - from;  Psalm 49:5 - Wherefore;  Psalm 56:4 - in God I have;  Psalm 91:5 - Thou;  Proverbs 28:1 - the righteous;  Isaiah 8:14 - he shall be;  Isaiah 24:18 - the foundations;  Isaiah 41:10 - Fear;  Isaiah 54:10 - the mountains;  Jeremiah 50:42 - their voice;  Acts 23:11 - the Lord;  Romans 8:28 - we know

Verse 3

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
the waters
18:4; 93:3,4; Job 38:11; Isaiah 5:3; 17:12,13; Jeremiah 5:22; Matthew 7:25; Revelation 17:15
mountains
114:4-7; Judges 5:4,5; 1 Kings 19:11; Job 9:5,6; Jeremiah 4:24; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5; Revelation 16:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 7:19 - and all the high hills;  Psalm 29:8 - shaketh;  Proverbs 28:1 - the righteous;  Isaiah 24:18 - the foundations;  Jeremiah 50:42 - their voice;  Luke 21:25 - the sea

Verse 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.
a river
23:2; 36:8,9; Isaiah 8:6,7; 48:18; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 22:1-3
city
48:1,8; 87:3; 2 Chronicles 6:6; Isaiah 37:35,36; 60:14; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:2,3,10
holy
Deuteronomy 12:11,12
most
91:1; 92:1,8; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Micah 6:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:10 - a river;  Exodus 17:6 - that the people;  Psalm 65:9 - the river;  Psalm 87:7 - all my;  Song of Solomon 4:15 - a well;  Isaiah 1:21 - the faithful;  Isaiah 33:21 - a place;  Isaiah 35:6 - for;  Isaiah 41:18 - GeneralIsaiah 43:2 - I will be;  Joel 3:18 - and a;  John 4:10 - living;  Acts 7:48 - the most High

Verse 5

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
God is
68:18; Deuteronomy 23:14; Isaiah 12:6; Ezekiel 43:7,9; Hosea 11:9; Joel 2:27; Zephaniah 3:15; Zechariah 2:5,10,11; 8:3; Matthew 18:20; Revelation 2:1
she
62:2,6; 112:6; 125:1
and that, etc
Heb. when the mourning appeareth.
30:5; 143:8; Exodus 14:24,27; Luke 18:8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:21 - the Lord;  2 Kings 7:1 - To morrow;  2 Kings 19:34 - I will defend;  Psalm 14:5 - God;  Psalm 48:8 - God;  Psalm 145:18 - nigh unto;  Isaiah 17:13 - but;  Isaiah 27:3 - do keep;  Isaiah 29:5 - at an;  Isaiah 31:5 - birds;  Isaiah 33:2 - our salvation;  Isaiah 33:20 - thine eyes;  Isaiah 33:21 - a place;  Isaiah 44:2 - formed;  Isaiah 46:13 - shall not tarry;  Jeremiah 14:9 - art;  Ezekiel 48:35 - The Lord

Verse 6

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
heathen
2:1-4; 83:2-8; 2 Chronicles 14:9-13; 20:1,20-24; Isaiah 8:9,10; 37:21-36
kingdoms
Isaiah 14:12-16
earth
68:8; 97:5; Joshua 2:9,11,24; Isaiah 64:1,2; Amos 9:5,13; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:5,6,10,11; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 6:13,14; 20:11
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 20:20 - the Syrians;  2 Kings 19:28 - thy rage;  2 Kings 19:34 - I will defend;  Psalm 76:10 - remainder;  Psalm 96:10 - Say;  Isaiah 23:11 - stretched;  Isaiah 29:5 - at an;  Isaiah 30:30 - the Lord;  Isaiah 33:3 - GeneralIsaiah 33:13 - Hear;  Isaiah 37:29 - rage;  Isaiah 37:36 - and when;  Jeremiah 50:42 - their voice;  Jeremiah 51:16 - he uttereth;  Joel 2:11 - utter;  Haggai 2:21 - I will

Verse 7

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Lord
11; Numbers 14:9; 2 Chronicles 13:12; Isaiah 8:10; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:31; 2 Timothy 4:22
our refuge
Heb. an high place for us.
9:9; *marg:
Reciprocal: Genesis 28:15 - I am;  Genesis 39:2 - the Lord;  Numbers 23:21 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 1:21 - fear not;  Deuteronomy 7:21 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 20:1 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 33:27 - refuge;  Joshua 1:9 - for the Lord;  Joshua 10:42 - because;  Joshua 23:10 - Lord;  Judges 1:19 - the Lord;  1 Samuel 14:7 - Do all;  2 Samuel 5:10 - the Lord;  2 Samuel 22:3 - my refuge;  1 Kings 1:37 - As the;  1 Kings 8:57 - General2 Kings 6:16 - they that be;  1 Chronicles 11:9 - for;  1 Chronicles 17:8 - I have been;  2 Chronicles 17:3 - the Lord;  2 Chronicles 20:17 - for the Lord;  2 Chronicles 32:8 - with us;  Psalm 3:6 - I will;  Psalm 14:5 - God;  Psalm 20:1 - God;  Psalm 56:9 - for;  Psalm 59:9 - defence;  Psalm 124:1 - The Lord;  Psalm 142:5 - Thou art;  Psalm 146:5 - the God;  Isaiah 37:16 - Lord;  Isaiah 41:10 - Fear;  Jeremiah 15:20 - for;  Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength;  Jeremiah 42:11 - for I;  Jeremiah 46:28 - for I am;  Ezekiel 34:30 - GeneralHaggai 1:13 - I am;  Zechariah 2:5 - a wall;  Matthew 1:23 - God;  2 Thessalonians 3:16 - The Lord be

Verse 8

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Come
66:5; 92:4-6; 111:2,3; Numbers 23:23
desolations
Exodus 10:7; 12:30; 14:30,31; Joshua 11:20; 2 Chronicles 20:23,24; Isaiah 24:1; Isaiah 34:2-17
Reciprocal: Job 37:7 - that;  Isaiah 43:17 - bringeth;  Jeremiah 21:2 - according

Verse 9

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
maketh
Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; 60:18; Micah 4:3,4
breaketh
76:3-6; Ezekiel 39:3,9,10
burneth
Joshua 11:6,9; Micah 5:10
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:25 - took off;  Joshua 11:23 - And the land;  Joshua 23:1 - the Lord;  Judges 1:19 - chariots;  1 Samuel 2:4 - The bows;  2 Samuel 1:27 - weapons;  2 Samuel 7:11 - have caused;  2 Samuel 22:35 - a bow;  1 Chronicles 19:6 - a thousand;  2 Chronicles 14:6 - the Lord;  Psalm 9:6 - destructions;  Psalm 18:34 - so that;  Psalm 37:15 - bows;  Isaiah 9:5 - burning;  Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord;  Isaiah 43:17 - bringeth;  Jeremiah 49:35 - break;  Jeremiah 50:37 - their horses;  Jeremiah 51:21 - GeneralJeremiah 51:56 - every;  Daniel 2:35 - and filled;  Hosea 1:5 - I will;  Hosea 2:18 - I will break;  Nahum 2:13 - I will burn;  Haggai 2:22 - and I will overthrow the chariots

Verse 10

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Be still
Habakkuk 2:20; Zechariah 2:13
know
83:18; 100:3; Exodus 18:11; 1 Samuel 17:46; 1 Kings 18:36; 2 Kings 19:12
I will be
21:13; 57:5; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Isaiah 2:11,17; 5:16; Ezekiel 38:23; Revelation 15:3,4
Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:3 - Aaron;  2 Chronicles 6:33 - that all people;  2 Chronicles 20:17 - stand ye still;  2 Chronicles 33:13 - knew;  Job 37:14 - stand;  Psalm 4:4 - be still;  Psalm 8:2 - still;  Psalm 47:9 - he is;  Psalm 59:13 - and let;  Psalm 76:8 - still;  Psalm 96:10 - Say;  Psalm 107:32 - exalt;  Isaiah 6:1 - high;  Isaiah 12:4 - his name;  Isaiah 23:2 - still;  Isaiah 25:1 - thou hast;  Isaiah 25:3 - GeneralIsaiah 30:18 - will he be;  Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord;  Isaiah 33:10 - now will I be exalted;  Isaiah 37:20 - that all;  Isaiah 41:1 - silence;  Isaiah 45:6 - GeneralIsaiah 47:5 - silent;  Isaiah 64:2 - to make;  Ezekiel 24:17 - Forbear to cry;  Ezekiel 36:23 - sanctify;  Zephaniah 1:7 - thy

Verse 11

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
the God
1,7; 48:3; Deuteronomy 33:27; Jeremiah 16:19 Reciprocal: Genesis 28:15 - I am;  Genesis 39:2 - the Lord;  Numbers 14:9 - the Lord;  Numbers 23:21 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 1:21 - fear not;  Deuteronomy 1:30 - he shall;  Deuteronomy 7:21 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 20:1 - the Lord;  Joshua 1:5 - There shall;  Joshua 8:1 - Fear not;  Joshua 10:42 - because;  Joshua 11:6 - Be not;  Judges 1:19 - the Lord;  1 Samuel 17:47 - the battle;  2 Samuel 5:10 - the Lord;  2 Samuel 10:18 - fled;  2 Samuel 22:3 - my refuge;  1 Kings 1:37 - As the;  1 Kings 8:57 - General2 Kings 6:16 - they that be;  2 Kings 18:7 - And the Lord;  1 Chronicles 11:9 - for;  1 Chronicles 17:8 - I have been;  1 Chronicles 19:18 - fled before Israel;  2 Chronicles 17:3 - the Lord;  2 Chronicles 18:31 - the Lord;  2 Chronicles 20:17 - stand ye still;  2 Chronicles 32:8 - with us;  Nehemiah 4:14 - GeneralPsalm 14:5 - God;  Psalm 18:18 - but;  Psalm 20:1 - God;  Psalm 23:4 - for thou;  Psalm 56:9 - for;  Psalm 59:13 - and let;  Psalm 62:8 - God;  Psalm 81:1 - the God;  Psalm 118:6 - The Lord;  Psalm 124:1 - The Lord;  Psalm 132:2 - the mighty;  Psalm 142:5 - Thou art;  Psalm 146:5 - the God;  Isaiah 8:10 - for God;  Isaiah 25:3 - GeneralIsaiah 27:3 - do keep;  Isaiah 28:6 - and for strength;  Isaiah 30:18 - will he be;  Isaiah 37:16 - Lord;  Isaiah 41:10 - Fear;  Jeremiah 15:20 - for;  Jeremiah 42:11 - for I;  Jeremiah 46:28 - for I am;  Ezekiel 34:30 - GeneralEzekiel 36:9 - GeneralAmos 5:14 - and so;  Haggai 1:13 - I am;  Matthew 1:23 - God;  Matthew 28:20 - I am;  Romans 8:31 - If;  2 Thessalonians 3:16 - The Lord be

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 46". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-46.html.