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He says, "Be still, and know I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 NIV
"Cease striving and know"...New American Standard Bible
"Stop your fighting -- and know..." Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Stop your striving and recognize that I am God!" NET Bible
"Return and know that I AM GOD." Aramic Bible in Plain English
"Let go (of your concerns)! Then you will know..." God's Word Translation
"Let be, and know..." JDS Tanakh 1917
"Desist, and know..." Young's Literal Translation
Know that the Lord himself is God; it is He who made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of the pasture. Psalm 100:3
Are we able...to acknowledge...recognize...cease striving...return...let be...let go...desist...stop our striving...stop our fighting...and...
Be still...; not like sticks and stones, stupid, indolent, and unconcerned at the commotions on earth, and be unaffected with the judgements of God, and be wholly silent and inactive, but that we should not be fearful, nor fretful, and impatient, or restless and tumultuous, but be quiet and easy, resigned to the will of God and live in assured expectation of the appearance of Devine Providence in our lay out.
And "know"; own and acknowledge, the He is God, a sovereign Being that does whatever He pleases; that He is unchangable in nature, purposes, promises, and covenant; that He is omnipotent able to help and deliver at the last extremity; and that He is omniscient, knows our person, our cares and troubles, and how to hide us until the storm is over; that He is the all wise God, and does all things after the counsel of His own will, and makes all things work together for our good; He is faithful to His word and promise. Gill's Exposition
Is your heart still...peaceful and content...knowing that He is in control, even when things seem out of control. He is in full authority. His unseen army surrounds us...for the battle is His.
We can let go...stop striving...stop fighting...let be...desist...
Because then WE WILL KNOW...everything we see is God working all things for our good. No matter what we can humanly see...
The LORD of the universe is invested...fully in charge...completely interested...intensely and strategically deploying...His perfect plan.
To save those who acknowledge HE IS LORD. He has always been the Lord. He will always be the Lord. He will always be Ruler of the universe. Things rise and fall at His mere whisper...
Be still and KNOW...He is now and forever on His throne. As it says in Isaiah...the Word of the Lord never returns void...
We are the sheep of His pasture...
Be still and know...the battle is His.
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