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Psalms 48:6

    Psalms 48:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Fear took hold on them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Trembling took hold of them there, Pain, as of a woman in travail.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Shaking came on them and pain, as on a woman in childbirth.

    Webster's Revision

    Trembling took hold of them there, Pain, as of a woman in travail.

    World English Bible

    Trembling took hold of them there, pain, as of a woman in travail.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Trembling took hold of them there; pain, as of a woman in travail.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 48:6

    Fear took hold upon them there - Trembling seized them; they were filled with sudden consternation. That is, as soon as they saw the city, or had a distinct view of it, they became alarmed.

    And pain - Distress; anguish. The distress arising from disappointed hopes, and perhaps from the apprehension of their own safety. They were filled with dismay.

    As of a woman in travail - This comparison is often used in the Scriptures to denote the severest kind of pain. Compare Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 6:24; Jeremiah 13:21; Jeremiah 22:23; Jeremiah 30:6; Jeremiah 49:24; Micah 4:9-10; Isaiah 53:11.