View Psalms 46 in the note window.
The safety of the church under God's care, ver. 1 - 7.
An exhortation to behold his works, and to trust in him, ver. 8 - 11.
To the chief musician for the sons of Korah, A song upon Alamoth.
2: Though - Though there should be nothing but confusion, and
desolations round about us: which are often expressed by such metaphors.
4: A river - This may design the gracious presence, and blessing of
the Lord, which is frequently described under the name of waters.
Make glad - Shall not barely preserve it from danger, but give great
occasion for rejoicing and thanksgiving. The city - Jerusalem, the
place where God's holy tabernacle is settled.
7: Raged - Against God, and against his people. Uttered - He spake
to them in his wrath. The earth - The inhabitants of the earth were
8: Desolations - Among those who were vexatious to God's people.
9: To cease - He hath settled as in a firm and well - grounded peace.
The land - Of Israel: from one end of it to the other. The bow - The
bows and spears, and chariots of their enemies.
11: Be still - Stir no more against my people. God - The only true
and almighty God; your gods are but dumb and impotent idols.
Exalted - I will make myself glorious by my great and wonderful works.