Psalm 46

The sons of Korah wrote this special song for the music leader.

The city of God

46:1The city of Jerusalem is a picture of God's people. God can keep his own people safe and make them happy.

1 God is a strong place for us,

where he will keep us safe.

He will always help us

when troubles come.

2 So even when the earth shakes,

we will not be afraid.

And when the mountains fall down

into the deep sea,

we will still not be afraid.

3 If the sea makes dangerous waves,

so that even the mountains shake,

we will never be afraid.

Selah.

4 There is a river that flows into the city of God,

and it brings God's blessing to the people there.

That is the holy place

where the Most High God lives.

5 God is in that city.

Nothing can ever destroy it.

When dawn comes, God will be there to help it.

6 Nations are shouting with anger!

Kingdoms shake and fall.

God calls in a loud voice,

and even the earth melts!

7 The Lord Almighty is there to help us.

The God of Jacob keeps us safe.

Selah.

8 Come and see the great things

that the Lord has done.

He has brought terrible things to the earth!

9 All over the world, he causes wars to finish.

He destroys the soldiers' bows and spears.

He burns their shields in a fire.

10 He says, ‘Be still and quiet!

Understand that I am God.

I rule as king over the nations.

All the world will say that I am great.’

11 The Lord Almighty is there to help us.

The God of Jacob keeps us safe.

Selah.