1 «To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song uponWhich was either a musical instrument or a solemn tune, to which this psalm was sung.Alamoth.» God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help inIn all manner of troubles God shows his speedy mercy and power in defending his.trouble.
2 Therefore will not weThat is, we will not be overcome with fear.fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 [Though] the waters thereofThough the afflictions rage, yet the rivers of God's mercies bring sufficient comfort to his.roar [and] be troubled, [though] the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 [There is] aThe river of Shiloh, which passed through Jerusalem: meaning, though the defence seems small, yet if God has appointed it, it is sufficient.river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, [and that]Always when need requires.right early.
6 When the nations raged, and the kingdomes were moued, God thundred, and the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts [is]They are assured that God can and will defend his Church from all dangers and enemies.with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,That is, how often he has destroyed his enemies, and delivered his people.what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh warres to cease vnto the endes of the world: he breaketh the bowe and cutteth the speare, and burneth the chariots with fire.
10 BeHe warns them who persecute the Church to cease their cruelty: for also they will feel that God is too strong for them against whom they fight.still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hostes is with vs: the God of Iaakob is our refuge. Selah.