Sunday, January 29, 2012

The City of God

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For Sunday's PsalmChallenge, here is Psalm 46.

46:1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah; upon Alamoth. A Song.

46:2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

46:3 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, and though the mountains be moved into the heart of the seas;

46:4 Though the waters thereof roar and foam, though the mountains shake at the swelling thereof. Selah



46:5 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.

46:6 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, at the approach of morning.

46:7 Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

46:8 the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah

46:9 Come, behold the works of the Lord, who hath made desolations in the earth.

46:10 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.

46:11 'Let be [or: Desist, or: Cease striving], and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'

46:12 the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah

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Jewish Publication Society translation, 1917.
Photo:
"Jerusalem" by Reuven Rubin, at Hechal Shlomo museum.
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4 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

For so many this surely represents the word 'hope'; being able to reach the city they belong to; which must be an amazing and strong feeling.

Thank you very much for your kindness to participate. Please have a good new week and please join again soon.

Hels said...

I really love Reuven Rubin's landscapes, especially of Jerusalem. Noone quite captured the trees, walls and colours like Rubin did.

Spiderdama said...

The holiest and the most beautiful in her own way.
I like this psalm very much:-)

Sara said...

The painting is wonderful; I don't think I've seen this artist before.