Psalm 46:6
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English Standard Version
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

King James Bible
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

American Standard Version
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.

English Revised Version
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 45:17-18) All this has its first and most natural meaning in relation to contemporary history but without being at variance with the reference of the Psalm to the King Messiah, as used by the church. Just as the kings of Judah and of Israel allowed their sons to share in their dominion (2 Samuel 8:18; 1 Kings 4:7, cf. 2 Chronicles 11:23; 1 Kings 20:15), so out of the loving relationship of the daughter of Zion and of the virgins of her train to the King Messiah there spring up children, to whom the regal glory of the house of David which culminates in Him is transferred, - a royal race among which He divides the dominion of the earth (vid., Psalm 149:1-9); for He makes His own people "kings and priests, and they shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:10). Those children are to be understood here which, according to Psalm 110:1-7, are born to Him as the dew out of the womb of the morning's dawn - the every-youthful nation, by which He conquers and rules the world. When, therefore, the poet says that he will remember the name of the king throughout all generations, this is based upon the twofold assumption, that he regards himself as a member of an imperishable church (Sir. 37:25), and that he regards the king as a person worthy to be praised by the church of every age. Elsewhere Jahve's praise is called a praise that lives through all generations (Psalm 102:13; Psalm 135:13); here the king is the object of the everlasting praise of the church, and, beginning with the church, of the nations also. First of all Israel, whom the psalmist represents, is called upon to declare with praise the name of the Messiah from generation to generation. But it does not rest with Israel alone. The nations are thereby roused up to do the same thing. The end of the covenant history is that Israel and the nations together praise this love-worthy, heroic, and divine King: "His name shall endure for ever; as long as the sun shall His name bud, and all nations shall be blessed in Him (and) shall praise Him" (Psalm 72:17).

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heathen

Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 83:2-8 For, see, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head...

2 Chronicles 14:9-13 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots...

2 Chronicles 20:1,20-4 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites...

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Isaiah 37:21-36 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the LORD God of Israel...

kingdoms

Isaiah 14:12-16 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!...

earth

Psalm 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God...

Psalm 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Joshua 2:9,11,24 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen on us...

Isaiah 64:1,2 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence...

Amos 9:5,13 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that touches the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn...

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Habakkuk 3:5,6,10,11 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet...

2 Peter 3:10-12 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise...

Revelation 6:13,14 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

Cross References
Psalm 2:1
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,

Psalm 18:13
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 68:33
to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.

Psalm 75:3
When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah

Psalm 97:5
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Jeremiah 25:30
"You, therefore, shall prophesy against them all these words, and say to them: "'The LORD will roar from on high, and from his holy habitation utter his voice; he will roar mightily against his fold, and shout, like those who tread grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

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