Psalm 46:2
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New International Version
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

New Living Translation
So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

English Standard Version
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

King James Bible
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,

International Standard Version
Therefore we will not be frightened when the earth roars, when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas,

NET Bible
For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore we will not fear when the Earth quakes and the mountains quake in the heart of the seas.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why we are not afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the depths of the sea.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

American King James Version
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea;

American Standard Version
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas;

English Revised Version
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, and though the mountains be moved in the heart of the seas;

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth shall be removed, and though the mountains shall be carried into the midst of the sea;

World English Bible
Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains Into the heart of the seas.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

46:1-5 This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God's sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed; or, though the earth change - a somewhat vague expression, probably to be understood of political changes and revolutions (see ver. 6). And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; rather, and though the mountains be hurled into the heart of the seas. A metaphor for still more strange and violent disturbances and commotions. The revolutions and disturbances intended are probably those caused by the Assyrian career of conquest briefly described in Isaiah 10:5-14; Isaiah 37:18-27, and fully set forth in the annals of the Assyrian kings (see G. Smith's 'Eponym Canon,' pp. 106-149; and the author's 'Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 2. pp. 83-210).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore will not we fear,...., The consideration of the Lord's being the refuge, strength, and help of his people, in all times of trouble and distress, has a great influence on their faith and confidence, and makes them intrepid and fearless in the midst of the greatest dangers: nor indeed have they any reason to be afraid of men or devils, since the Lord is on their side; nor should they indulge a slavish fear on any account whatever;

though the earth be removed; or "changed" (u), as to its position or fruitfulness; or whatever changes, vicissitudes, and revolutions may be in the kingdoms, nations, and among the inhabitants of the earth, through wars and desolations made thereby;

and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; so the destruction of kingdoms, empires, and cities, is expressed by a like phrase; as of Babylon, Jeremiah 51:25; and of the Roman and Pagan empire, Revelation 6:12, and of the city of Rome, Revelation 8:8.

(u) "cum mutabit", Pagninus; "etiamsi permutarit", Vatalbulus; "si commutaret", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2, 3. The most violent civil commotions are illustrated by the greatest physical commotions.

Psalm 46:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
God is Our Refuge and Strength
1For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.…
Cross References
Job 11:15
then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.

Psalm 18:7
The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 82:5
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Isaiah 24:18
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.
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midst of the sea [heb.] heart of the seas

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