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Psalms 48:4

    Psalms 48:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For, see, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For see! the kings came together by agreement, they were joined together.

    Webster's Revision

    For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.

    World English Bible

    For, behold, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 48:4

    For, lo, the kings were assembled - Many of the neighboring potentates, at different times, envied the prosperity of the Jewish nation, and coveted the riches of the temple; but they had no power against it till the cup of Jewish transgression was full. In vain did they assemble - confederate, and invade the land. Saw it - reconnoitered the place; marvelled at its excellence and strength, for they were troubled - struck with fear; hasted away for fear of destruction, for fear took hold on them as pains seize on a woman to travail. Those who came to destroy were glad to make their own escape.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 48:4

    For, lo, the kings were assembled - There is evidently allusion here to some fact that had occurred; some gathering together of kings and their armies, with a view to besiege or attack Jerusalem. The kings referred to, if the allusion here is, as is supposed, to the time of Jehoshaphat, were the kings of Ammon and of Moab, and of Mount Seir, and perhaps others, not particularly mentioned, who came up against Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:1, 2 Chronicles 20:10.

    They passed by together - That is, they were smitten with consternation; they were so impressed with the beauty, the majesty, the strength of the city, that they passed along without venturing to attack it. Or, perhaps, the meaning may be, that they were discomfited and overthrown as suddenly "as if" the mere sight of the city had filled their minds with dread, and had made them desist from their intended assault. Compare 2 Chronicles 20:22-25.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 48:4

    48:4 The kings - Either those kings confederate against Jehoshaphat, 2Chron 20:1, or the Assyrian princes; whom they vain - gloriously called kings, Isa 10:8. Passed - In their march towards Jerusalem.