Psalms 46:6

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

Psalms 46:6 in Other Translations

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
6 The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!
6 Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten, but Earth does anything he says.
6 Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Psalms 46:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 46:6

The Heathen raged
As they did at Christ's first coming, against him, his Gospel, and people; and which continued during the three first centuries; and then the Pagan kingdoms belonging to the Roman empire were removed; since then another sort of Heathens, the Papists, have raged, in violent persecutions and bloodshed of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, and will rage again, about and at the downfall of Babylon; see ( Revelation 11:18 ) ( 16:10 ) ;

the kingdoms were moved;
either from their Pagan or Papal religion, and became subject to Christ. So it was at the downfall of Rome Pagan; and so it will be at the downfall of Rome Papal; when the kings of the earth shall hate the whore, make her desolate, and burn her flesh with fire. Or they shall be destroyed; that is, those that shall be gathered together in Armageddon, to make war with the Lamb; see ( Revelation 16:14 Revelation 16:16 ) ( 17:14 ) ( Revelation 19:15 Revelation 19:20 Revelation 19:21 ) ;

he uttered his voice, the earth melted;
like wax, as the inhabitants of the earth do at the voice of his thunder, and as antichrist will at the breath of his mouth; and all within the Romish jurisdiction, signified by "the earth", as it often is in the book of the Revelation, when the voice of the mighty angel shall be heard, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen", ( Revelation 18:1 Revelation 18:2 Revelation 18:9-11 Revelation 18:15-19 ) .

Psalms 46:6 In-Context

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Job 12:23; Psalms 2:1
  • 2. Psalms 74:23; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 17:12
  • 3. Psalms 68:32; Psalms 102:22; Isaiah 13:4,13; Isaiah 23:11; Ezekiel 26:18; Matthew 4:8
  • 4. S Psalms 29:3; Isaiah 33:3
  • 5. S ver 2; Micah 1:4
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