Psalms 46:2

2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

Psalms 46:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 46:2

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.

Psalms 46:2 In-Context

1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.