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Psalms 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.

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 ).

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