Psalm 46:2

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

Read Psalm 46:2 Using Other Translations

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

What does Psalm 46:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (rymhb) "cum mutabit", Pagninus; "etiamsi permutarit", Vatalbulus; "si commutaret", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth.
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