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Psalms 46

 

 

Introduction
1The confidence which the church has in God.
8An exhortation to behold it.

Verse 1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
A. M. 3108. B.C. 896. (Title.) for. or, of. the sons
84:1; 85:1; 87:1; *titles
A song
48:1; 66:1; *titles
Alamoth
1 Chronicles 15:20
refuge
7,11; 62:7,8; 91:1-9; 142:5; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Luke 13:34; Hebrews 6:18
a very
145:18; Genesis 22:14; Deuteronomy 4:7; 2 Samuel 22:17-20

Verse 2
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
will
23:4; 27:3; Matthew 8:24-26; Hebrews 13:6
though
Genesis 7:11,12; Luke 21:9-11,25-28,33; 2 Peter 3:10-14
mountains
Matthew 21:21
midst of the sea
Heb. heart of the seas.

Verse 3
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
the waters
18:4; 93:3,4; Job 38:11; Isaiah 5:3; 17:12,13; Jeremiah 5:22; Matthew 7:25; Revelation 17:15
mountains
114:4-7; Judges 5:4,5; 1 Kings 19:11; Job 9:5,6; Jeremiah 4:24; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5; Revelation 16:20

Verse 4
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
a river
23:2; 36:8,9; Isaiah 8:6,7; 48:18; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 22:1-3
city
48:1,8; 87:3; 2 Chronicles 6:6; Isaiah 37:35,36; 60:14; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:2,3,10
holy
Deuteronomy 12:11,12
most
91:1; 92:1,8; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Micah 6:6

Verse 5
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
God is
68:18; Deuteronomy 23:14; Isaiah 12:6; Ezekiel 43:7,9; Hosea 11:9; Joel 2:27; Zephaniah 3:15; Zechariah 2:5,10,11; 8:3; Matthew 18:20; Revelation 2:1
she
62:2,6; 112:6; 125:1
and that, etc
Heb. when the mourning appeareth.
30:5; 143:8; Exodus 14:24,27; Luke 18:8

Verse 6
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
heathen
2:1-4; 83:2-8; 2 Chronicles 14:9-13; 20:1,20-24; Isaiah 8:9,10; 37:21-36
kingdoms
Isaiah 14:12-16
earth
68:8; 97:5; Joshua 2:9,11,24; Isaiah 64:1,2; Amos 9:5,13; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:5,6,10,11; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 6:13,14; 20:11

Verse 7
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Lord
11; Numbers 14:9; 2 Chronicles 13:12; Isaiah 8:10; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:31; 2 Timothy 4:22
our refuge
Heb. an high place for us.
9:9; *marg:

Verse 8
Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Come
66:5; 92:4-6; 111:2,3; Numbers 23:23
desolations
Exodus 10:7; 12:30; 14:30,31; Joshua 11:20; 2 Chronicles 20:23,24; Isaiah 24:1; Isaiah 34:2-17

Verse 9
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
maketh
Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; 60:18; Micah 4:3,4
breaketh
76:3-6; Ezekiel 39:3,9,10
burneth
Joshua 11:6,9; Micah 5:10

Verse 10
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Be still
Habakkuk 2:20; Zechariah 2:13
know
83:18; 100:3; Exodus 18:11; 1 Samuel 17:46; 1 Kings 18:36; 2 Kings 19:12
I will be
21:13; 57:5; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Isaiah 2:11,17; 5:16; Ezekiel 38:23; Revelation 15:3,4

Verse 11
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
the God
1,7; 48:3; Deuteronomy 33:27; Jeremiah 16:19

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 46:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-46.html.

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