1 God is our refuge and strength, ¶ an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. [^1]
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, ¶ the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us; ¶ the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the LORD has done, ¶ the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. ¶ He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; ¶ he burns the shields [^2] with fire.
10 He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, ¶ I will be exalted in the earth."
11 The LORD Almighty is with us; ¶ the God of Jacob is our fortress.