Psalm 48:6

6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.

Read Psalm 48:6 Using Other Translations

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.
They were gripped with terror and writhed in pain like a woman in labor.

What does Psalm 48:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 48:6

Fear took hold upon them there
That is, either when they came up to the city, and passed by it, and saw what they did; or, as Kimchi observes, in the place where they thought to have made a great slaughter; that is, in Armageddon, ( Revelation 16:16 ) ; so upon the slaughter of the seven thousand names of men, or men of name and renown, such as the kings here assembled, the remnant will be frightened, ( Revelation 11:13 ) ;

[and] pain, as of a woman in travail;
this figure is made use of elsewhere, when the destruction of Babylon and the coming of Christ are spoken of; see ( Isaiah 13:8 ) ( 1 Thessalonians 5:2 1 Thessalonians 5:3 ) .

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