Psalm 48:4
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English Standard Version
For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together.

King James Bible
For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

American Standard Version
For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: they gathered together.

English Revised Version
For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together.

Webster's Bible Translation
For lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 47:5-9) The ascent of God presupposes a previous descent, whether it be a manifestation of Himself in order to utter some promise (Genesis 17:22; Judges 13:20) or a triumphant execution of judgment (Psalm 7:8; Psalm 68:19). So here: God has come down to fight on behalf of His people. They return to the Holy City and He to His throne, which is above on Zion, and higher still, is above in heaven. On בּתרוּעה and קול שׁופר cf. Psalm 98:6; 1 Chronicles 15:28, but more especially Amos 2:2; for the "shout" is here the people's shout of victory, and "the sound of the horn" the clear sound of the horns announcing the victory, with reference to the celebration of the victory in the Valley of praise and the homeward march amidst the clanging music (2 Chronicles 20:26.). The poet, who has this festival of victory before his mind as having recently taken place, desires that the festive sounds may find an unending and boundless echo unto the glory of God. זמּר is first construed with the accusative as in Psalm 68:33, then with the dative. Concerning משׂכּיל equals ᾠδὴ πενυματική (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), vid., on Psalm 32:1. That which excites to songs of praise is Jahve's dominion of the world which has just been made manifest. מלך is to be taken in just the same historical sense as ἐβασίλευσας, Revelation 11:15-18. What has taken place is a prelude of the final and visible entering upon the kingdom, the announcement of which the New Testament seer there hears. God has come down to earth, and after having obtained for Himself a recognition of His dominion by the destruction of the enemies of Israel, He has ascended again in visible kingly glory. Imago conscensi a Messia throni gloriae, says Chr. Aug. Crusius, tune erat deportatio arcae faederis in sedem regni.

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Psalm 83:2-8 For, see, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head...

2 Samuel 10:6,14,16-19 And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David...

Isaiah 7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria...

Isaiah 8:8-10 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck...

Isaiah 10:8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Isaiah 29:5-8 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust...

Revelation 17:12-14 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Revelation 20:8,9 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle...

Cross References
2 Samuel 10:6
When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, the Ammonites sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and the king of Maacah with 1,000 men, and the men of Tob, 12,000 men.

2 Kings 7:7
So they fled away in the twilight and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys, leaving the camp as it was, and fled for their lives.

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,

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