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.
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.