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.
|46:2||Though - Though there should be nothing but confusion, and desolations round about us: which are often expressed by such metaphors.|
|46:4||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.|
|46:7||Raged - Against God, and against his people. Uttered - He spake to them in his wrath. The earth - The inhabitants of the earth were consumed.|
|46:8||Desolations - Among those who were vexatious to God's people.|
|46:9||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.|
|46:11||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.|