From the morning Scripture readings

Posted by Kendall Harmon

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

--Psalm 46: 1-2, a very good Psalm to end the year with; here is the Message version of this passage extended by one verse:

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

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Posted December 31, 2007 at 7:46 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Katherine wrote:

It’s a good verse.  I’d far rather, if the mountains begin to shake and the sea waters to foam, have the first version to comfort me.  God ready to help when I need him sounds sort of like rent-a-geek:  one call and he’s on the way.

December 31, 9:59 am | [comment link]
2. Undergroundpewster wrote:

How does verse 10 translate in the Message version?
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!”

December 31, 11:36 am | [comment link]
3. Sue Martinez wrote:

#2 Verse 10 from The Message 46;&version=65;

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.”

I prefer the NIV.

December 31, 3:12 pm | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

What a ghastly paraphrase!  Give me the KJV.

January 2, 2:22 pm | [comment link]
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