God's Defense of His City and People
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.
1God is our refuge and strength,
a very presenta help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult. 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 right early.
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 refuge.b Selah
8Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has wrought desolations in 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 am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth!"
11The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.c Selah