Therefore will not we fear
, The consideration of the Lord's being the refuge, strength, and help of his people, in all times of trouble and distress, has a great influence on their faith and confidence, and makes them intrepid and fearless in the midst of the greatest dangers: nor indeed have they any reason to be afraid of men or devils, since the Lord is on their side; nor should they indulge a slavish fear on any account whatever;
though the earth be removed;
or "changed" F21, as to its position or fruitfulness; or whatever changes, vicissitudes, and revolutions may be in the kingdoms, nations, and among the inhabitants of the earth, through wars and desolations made thereby;
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
so the destruction of kingdoms, empires, and cities, is expressed by a like phrase; as of Babylon, ( Jeremiah 51:25 ) ; and of the Roman and Pagan empire, ( Revelation 6:12-14 ) , and of the city of Rome, ( Revelation 8:8 ) .
F21 (rymhb) "cum mutabit", Pagninus; "etiamsi permutarit", Vatalbulus; "si commutaret", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth.