Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
psa 46:2Though - Though there should be nothing but confusion, and desolations round about us: which are often expressed by such metaphors.
psa 46:4A 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.
psa 46:7Raged - Against God, and against his people. Uttered - He spake to them in his wrath. The earth - The inhabitants of the earth were consumed.
psa 46:8Desolations - Among those who were vexatious to God's people.
psa 46:9To 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.
psa 46:11Be 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.