New International Version
though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
King James Bible
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Though the waters thereof roar [and] foam, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
World English Bible
though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Roar -- troubled are its waters, Mountains they shake in its pride. Selah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though the waters thereof roar - Waters, in prophetic language, signify people; and, generally, people in a state of political commotion, here signified by the term roar. And by these strong agitations of the people, the mountains - the secular rulers, shake with the swelling thereof - tremble, for fear that these popular tumults should terminate in the subversion of the state. This very people had seen all Asia in a state of war. The Persians had overturned Asia Minor, and destroyed the Babylonian empire: they had seen Babylon itself sacked and entered by the Persians; and Cyrus, its conqueror, had behaved to them as a father and deliverer. While their oppressors were destroyed, themselves were preserved, and permitted to return to their own land.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGod is Our Refuge
Westminster Abbey, 1873. Psalm xlvi. 1. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." This is a noble psalm, full of hope and comfort; and it will be more and more full of hope and comfort, the more faithfully we believe in the incarnation, the passion, the resurrection, and the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. For if we are to give credit to His express words, and to those of every book of the New Testament, and to the opinion of that Church into which we are baptised, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Desolations of the Lord, the Consolation of his Saints
An Antepast of Heaven. --Psalm Xlvi.
Letter Lii to Another Holy virgin.
The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.
Should you not fear me?" declares the LORD. "Should you not tremble in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
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