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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 46

Psalms 46:2

psa 46:2

Though - Though there should be nothing but confusion, and desolations round about us: which are often expressed by such metaphors.

Psalms 46:4

psa 46:4

A river - This may design the gracious presence, and blessing of the Lord, which is frequently described under the name of waters. Make glad - Shall not barely preserve it from danger, but give great occasion for rejoicing and thanksgiving. The city - Jerusalem, the place where God's holy tabernacle is settled.

Psalms 46:7

psa 46:7

Raged - Against God, and against his people. Uttered - He spake to them in his wrath. The earth - The inhabitants of the earth were consumed.

Psalms 46:8

psa 46:8

Desolations - Among those who were vexatious to God's people.

Psalms 46:9

psa 46:9

To cease - He hath settled as in a firm and well - grounded peace. The land - Of Israel: from one end of it to the other. The bow - The bows and spears, and chariots of their enemies.

Psalms 46:11

psa 46:11

Be still - Stir no more against my people. God - The only true and almighty God; your gods are but dumb and impotent idols. Exalted - I will make myself glorious by my great and wonderful works.

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