Psalm 48:7

7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.

Read Psalm 48:7 Using Other Translations

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.
You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish shattered by a powerful east wind.

What does Psalm 48:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 48:7

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with east wind.
] This is either another simile, expressing the greatness of the dread and fear that shall now seize the kings of the earth; which will be, as Kimchi observes, as if they were smitten with a strong east wind, which breaks the ships of Tarshish; and to the same purpose is the note of Aben Ezra; who says, the psalmist compares the pain that shall take hold upon them to an east wind in the sea, which breaks the ships; for by Tarshish is meant, not Tartessus in Spain, nor Tarsus in Cilicia, or the port to which the Prophet Jonah went and took shipping; but the sea in general: or else this phrase denotes the manner in which the antichristian kings, and antichristian states, wilt be destroyed; just as ships upon the ocean are dashed to pieces with a strong east wind: or it may design the loss of all their riches and substance brought to them in ships; hence the lamentations of merchants, and sailors, and ship masters, ( Revelation 18:15-19 ) .

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