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Psalms 46:6

    Psalms 46:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The nations were angry, the kingdoms were moved; at the sound of his voice the earth became like wax.

    Webster's Revision

    The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    World English Bible

    The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

    Definitions for Psalms 46:6

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 46:6

    The heathen raged - There had been terrible wars on all hands, and mighty states were crushed, when the poor Jews were, by the especial favor of God, kept in peace and safety. Kingdoms were moved while they were preserved.

    He uttered his voice - These words seem to refer to thunder, lightning, and earthquake. The expressions, however, may be figurative, and refer to the wars and desolations already mentioned. God gave the command; and one empire was cast down, and another was raised up.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 46:6

    The heathen raged - The nations were in commotion, or were agitated like the waves of the sea. This language would well describe the consternation of the nations when the Assyrians went forth to conquest, and when, having subdued so many other kingdoms, they made war on Jerusalem. Compare Isaiah 36:18-20.

    The kingdoms were moved - That is, those who were invaded, as well as those that made the invasion. There was a general convulsion or shaking among the nations of the earth.

    He uttered his voice - God spoke; he gave command; he expressed his will. Compare Genesis 1:3; Habakkuk 3:6.

    The earth melted - The very earth seemed to melt or dissolve before him. Everything became still. The danger passed away at his command, and the raging world became calm. The Bible abounds in language of this kind, showing the absolute power of God, or his power to control all the raging elements on land and ocean by a word. Compare the notes at Psalm 33:9. See also Psalm 107:25, Psalm 107:29; Matthew 8:26.