Psalm 46

 

God is for us refuge and protection,

    A thoroughly proven helper in times of trouble.

Therefore, we are not going to be afraid when the earth quakes,

    Or when the mountains totter in the heart of the sea--

whose waters roar and foam,

at whose arrogance the mountains reel.

Yahweh with the Heavenly Armies is on our side;

the God of Jacob is for us a stronghold.

There is a river--

    whose streams give cheer to the people of God,

    the holy dwelling place of the Might High.

God is in their midst, she will never totter;

    God will provide help at the break of day.

Nations roar,

Kingdoms totter,

God speaks out,

The earth dissolves.

Yahweh with the Heavenly Armies is on our side;

the God of Leah is for us a stronghold.

Come, see the accomplishments of Yahweh,

    the desolations he brings about in the earth.

Yahweh stops wars up to the earth’s borders,

             shatters bows,

             smashes spears,

             burns chariots with fire.

Relax
! Know that I am God--

    praised and confessed by the warlike nations,

    praised and confessed by the whole natural earth.

Yahweh with the Heavenly Armies is on our side;

the God of Rachel is for us a stronghold.

 

 

© Ralph W. Klein

December 7, 2000