Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Psalms 48:5

    Psalms 48:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hurried away.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They saw it, then were they amazed; They were dismayed, they hasted away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They saw it, and so were full of wonder; they were troubled, and went quickly away in fear.

    Webster's Revision

    They saw it, then were they amazed; They were dismayed, they hasted away.

    World English Bible

    They saw it, then they were amazed. They were dismayed. They hurried away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They saw it, then were they amazed; they were dismayed, they hasted away.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 48:5

    They saw it - That is, they looked on it; they contemplated it; they were struck with its beauty and strength, and fled.

    And so they marveled - It surpassed their expectations of its strength, and they saw with wonder that any attempt to conquer it was hopeless.

    They were troubled - They were filled with anxiety and confusion. They even began to have apprehensions about their own safety. They saw that their preparations had been made in vain, and that all hopes of success must be abandoned.

    And hasted away - They fled in confusion. The idea in the whole verse is that of a "panic," leading to a disorderly flight. This "may" have occurred in the time of Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20, when the kings of Moab, Edom, and others, came up to attack Jerusalem, though the immediate cause of their overthrow was a conflict among themselves 2 Chronicles 20:22-25. It may have been, however, that they approached the city, and were dismayed by its strength, so that they turned away before the internal conflict occurred which ended in their ruin. But it is not "necessary" to adjust these accounts one to another, or even to suppose that this was the event referred to in the psalm, though the general ideas in it accord well with all which occurred on that occasion.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 48:5

    48:5 Saw it - They did only look upon it, but not come into it, nor shoot an arrow there - nor cast a bank against it, 2Kings 19:32. Marvelled - At the wonderful works wrought by God.