1For the leader. By the descendants of Korach. On ‘alamot [high-pitched musical instruments?]. A song:
2God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
3Therefore we are unafraid,
even if the earth gives way,
even if the mountains tumble
into the depths of the sea,
4even if its waters rage and foam,
and mountains shake at its turbulence. (Selah)
5There is a river whose streams
gladden the city of God,
the holy habitation of ‘Elyon —
6God is in the city.
It will not be moved —
when daybreak comes, God will help it.
7Nations were in turmoil,
kingdoms were moved;
his voice thundered forth,
and the earth melted away.
8Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us,
our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah)
9Come and see the works of Adonai,
the astounding deeds he has done on the earth.
10To the ends of the earth he makes wars cease —
he breaks the bow, snaps the spear,
burns the shields in the fire.
11“Desist, and learn that I am God,
supreme over the nations,
supreme over the earth.”
12Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us,
our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah)