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Psalm chapter 46

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[For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.] God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
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Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,
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though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah
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[There is] a river-- its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
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God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns.
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Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
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The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah
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Come, see the works of the LORD, who brings devastation on the earth.
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He makes wars cease throughout the earth. He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces; He burns up the chariots.
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"Stop [your fighting]-- and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth."
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The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah

Psalm chapter 47

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[ For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with a jubilant cry.
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For the LORD Most High is awe-inspiring, a great King over all the earth.
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He subdues peoples under us and nations under our feet.
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He chooses for us our inheritance-- the pride of Jacob, whom He loves. Selah
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God ascends amid shouts of joy, the LORD, amid the sound of trumpets.
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Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise!
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Sing a song of instruction, for God is King of all the earth.
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God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.
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The nobles of the peoples have assembled [with] the people of the God of Abraham. For the leaders of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.

Psalm chapter 48

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[A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] The LORD is great and is highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,
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rising splendidly, is the joy of the whole earth. Mount Zion on the slopes of the north is the city of the great King.
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God is known as a stronghold in its citadels.
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Look! The kings assembled; they advanced together.
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They looked, and froze with fear; they fled in terror.
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Trembling seized them there, agony like that of a woman in labor,
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as You wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.
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Just as we heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever. Selah
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God, within Your temple, we contemplate Your faithful love.
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Your name, God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is filled with justice.
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Mount Zion is glad. The towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments.
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Go around Zion, encircle it; count its towers,
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note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation:
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"This God, our God forever and ever-- He will lead us eternally."

Psalm chapter 49

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[For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit the world,
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both low and high, rich and poor together.
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My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart's meditation [brings] understanding.
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I turn my ear to a proverb; I explain my riddle with a lyre.
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Why should I fear in times of trouble? The iniquity of my foes surrounds me.
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They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches.
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Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God--
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since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying--
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so that he may live forever and not see the Pit.
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For one can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless also pass away. Then they leave their wealth to others.
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Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves.
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But despite [his] assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish.
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This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah
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Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will rule over them in the morning, and their form will waste away in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.
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But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol, for He will take me. Selah
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Do not be afraid when a man gets rich, when the wealth of his house increases.
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For when he dies, he will take nothing at all; his wealth will not follow him down.
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Though he praises himself during his lifetime-- and people praise you when you do well for yourself--
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he will go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light.
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A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.

Psalm chapter 50

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[A psalm of Asaph.] God, the LORD God speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.
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From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance.
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Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.
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On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people.
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"Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
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The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the judge. Selah
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"Listen, My people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.
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I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before Me.
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I will not accept a bull from your household or male goats from your pens,
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for every animal of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
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I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.
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If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine.
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Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
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Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.
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Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me."
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But God says to the wicked: "What right do you have to recite My statutes and to take My covenant on your lips?
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You hate instruction and turn your back on My words.
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When you see a thief, you make friends with him, and you associate with adulterers.
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You unleash your mouth for evil and harness your tongue for deceit.
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You sit, maligning your brother, slandering your mother's son.
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You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you. But I will rebuke you and lay out the case before you.
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"Understand this, you who forget God, or I will tear you apart, and there will be no rescuer.
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Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me, and whoever orders his conduct, I will show him the salvation of God."