Psalm 48:6 {47:7}
Good News Translation
There they were seized with fear and anguish, like a woman about to bear a child,

Contemporary English Version
They trembled all over like women giving birth

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labour.

New American Bible
Trembling seized them there, anguish, like a woman’s labor,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labour.

Fear

Exodus 15:15,16 Then were the princes of Edom troubled, trembling seized on the stout men of Moab: all the inhabitants of Chanaan became stiff. . . .

Isaiah 13:6-8 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord. . . .

Daniel 5:6 Then was the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him: and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees struck one against the other.

pain

Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain, anguish hath taken hold of me, as the anguish of a woman in labour: I fell down at the hearing of it, I was troubled at the seeing of it.

Jeremiah 30:6,7 Ask ye, and see if a man bear children? why then have I seen every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labour, and all faces are turned yellow? . . .

Hosea 13:13 The sorrows of a woman in labour shall come upon him, he is an unwise son: for now he shall not stand in the breach of the children.

Context
Broken Bondage
5So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved: 6Trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labour.7With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:8
And shall be broken. Gripings and pains, shall take hold of them, they shall be in pain as a woman in labour. Every one shall be amazed at his neighbour, their countenances shall be as faces burnt.

Isaiah 21:3
Therefore are my loins filled with pain, anguish hath taken hold of me, as the anguish of a woman in labour: I fell down at the hearing of it, I was troubled at the seeing of it.

Additional Translations
Trembling seized them there, anguish like a woman in labor.Fear took hold on them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Trembling took hold of them there, Pain, as of a woman in travail.

Trembling took hold on them: there were the pangs as of a woman in travail.

Trembling took hold upon them there; anguish, as of a woman in travail.

Trembling took hold of them there; pain, as of a woman in travail.

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Trembling took hold of them there, pain, as of a woman in travail.

Trembling hath seized them there, Pain, as of a travailing woman.
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