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Psalm 46:2 ASV
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;
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Psalm 46:2 BBE
For this cause we will have no fear, even though the earth is changed, and though the mountains are moved in the heart of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 CEB
That's why we won't be afraid when the world falls apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 CJB
Therefore we are unafraid, even if the earth gives way, even if the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 RHE
(45-3) Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
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Psalm 46:2 ESV
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 GW
That is why we are not afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the depths of the sea.
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Psalm 46:2 GNT
So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths;
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Psalm 46:2 HNV
Therefore will we not be afraid, though the eretz changes, Though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
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Psalm 46:2 CSB
Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,
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Psalm 46:2 KJV
Therefore will not we fear , though the earth be removed , and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 LEB
Therefore we will not fear though [the] earth change, and though the mountains totter into [the] {midst} of [the] sea,
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Psalm 46:2 NAS
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 NCV
So we will not be afraid even if the earth shakes, or the mountains fall into the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 NIRV
The earth may fall apart. The mountains may fall into the middle of the sea. But we will not be afraid.
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Psalm 46:2 NIV
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 NKJV
Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 NLT
So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
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Psalm 46:2 NRS
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 RSV
Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 DBY
Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas;
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Psalm 46:2 MSG
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
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Psalm 46:2 WBT
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth shall be removed, and though the mountains shall be carried into the midst of the sea;
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Psalm 46:2 TMB
Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 TNIV
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
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Psalm 46:2 WEB
Therefore will we not be afraid, though the earth changes, Though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
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Psalm 46:2 WYC
Therefore we shall not dread, while the earth shall be troubled; and the hills shall be borne over into the heart of the sea. (And so we shall not fear, when the earth be troubled; and the mountains be carried over into the heart of the sea.)
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Psalm 46:2 YLT
Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains Into the heart of the seas.
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Psalms 46 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 46

Confidence in God. (1-5) An exhortation to behold it. (6-11)

Verses 1-5 This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God's sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid.

Verses 6-11 Come and see the effects of desolating judgments, and stand in awe of God. This shows the perfect security of the church, and is an assurance of lasting peace. Let us pray for the speedy approach of these glorious days, and in silent submission let us worship and trust in our almighty Sovereign. Let all believers triumph in this, that the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob, has been, is, and will be with us; and will be our Refuge. Mark this, take the comfort, and say, If God be for us, who can be against us? With this, through life and in death, let us answer every fear.

Psalms 46 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 46

Psalms 46:1-11 . Upon Alamoth--most probably denotes the treble, or part sung by female voices, the word meaning "virgins"; and which was sung with some appropriately keyed instrument (compare 1 Chronicles 15:19-21 ; well-known words, "A mighty fortress is our God." The great deliverance ( 2 Kings 19:35 , Isaiah 37:36 ) may have occasioned its composition.

1. refuge--literally, "a place of trust" ( Psalms 2:12 ).
strength--( Psalms 18:2 ).
present help--literally, "a help He has been found exceedingly."
trouble--as in Psalms 18:7 .

2, 3. The most violent civil commotions are illustrated by the greatest physical commotions.

3. swelling--well represents the pride and haughtiness of insolent foes.

4. God's favor is denoted by a river (compare Psalms 36:8 , Zechariah 14:8 , Revelation 22:1 ).
city of God, the holy place--His earthly residence, Jerusalem and the temple (compare Psalms 2:6 , 3:4 , 20:2 , 48:2 , &c.). God's favor, like a river whose waters are conducted in channels, is distributed to all parts of His Church.
most High--denoting His supremacy ( Psalms 17:2 ).

5. right early--literally, "at the turn of morning," or change from night to day, a critical time ( Psalms 30:5 ; compare Isaiah 37:36 ).

6. (Compare Psalms 46:2 ).
earth melted--all powers dissolved by His mere word ( Psalms 75:3 , Hosea 2:22 ).

7. with us--on our side; His presence is terror to our enemies, safety to us.
refuge--high place ( Psalms 9:9 ; compare also Psalms 24:6 Psalms 24:10 ).

8. what desolations--literally, "who hath put desolations," destroying our enemies.

9. The usual weapons of war ( Psalms 7:12 ), as well as those using them, are brought to an end.

10. Be still, &c.--literally, "Leave off to oppose Me and vex My people. I am over all for their safety." (Compare Isaiah 2:11 , Ephesians 1:22 ).