Psalm 48:6
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English Standard Version
Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labour.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 47:10) In the mirror of the present event, the poet reads the great fact of the conversion of all peoples to Jahve which closes the history of the world. The nobles of the peoples (נדיבי with the twofold meaning of generosi), the "shields (i.e., the lords who are the defenders of their people) of the earth" (Hosea 4:18), enter into the society of the people of the God of Abraham; πέρας αἱ πρὸς τὸν πατριάρχην Ἀβραὰμ ἔλαβον ὑποσχέσεις, as Theodoret observes. The promise concerning the blessing of the tribes of the nations in the seed of the patriarch is being fulfilled; for the nobles draw the peoples who are protected by them after themselves. It is unnecessary to read עם instead of עם with Ewald, and following the lxx and Syriac; and it is also inadmissible, since one does not say נאסף עם, but ל or אל. Even Eusebius has rightly praised Symmachus and Theodotion, because they have translated the ambiguous ἀμ by λαὸς (τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἀβραάμ), viz., as being a nominative of the effect or result, as it is also understood by the Targum, Jerome, Luther, and most of the Jewish expositors, and among modern expositors by Crusius, Hupfeld, and Hitzig: They gather and band themselves together as a people or into a people of the God of Abraham, they submit themselves with Israel to the one God who is proved to be so glorious.

(Note: It is also accented accordingly, viz., נאספו with Rebia magnum, which (and in this respect it is distinguished from Mugrash) makes a pause; and this is then followed by the supplementing clause with Zinnor, Galgal, and Olewejored.)

The conclusion (v. 11) reminds one of the song of Hannah, 1 Samuel 2:8. Thus universal homage is rendered to Him: He is gone up in triumph, and is in consequence thereof highly exalted (נעלה, 3rd praet., the result of consequence of the עלה in Psalm 47:6).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Fear

Exodus 15:15,16 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold on them...

Isaiah 13:6-8 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

pain

Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on me, as the pangs of a woman that travails...

Jeremiah 30:6,7 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail...

Hosea 13:13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come on him: he is an unwise son...

Cross References
Isaiah 13:8
They will be dismayed: pangs and agony will seize them; they will be in anguish like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at one another; their faces will be aflame.

Isaiah 21:3
Therefore my loins are filled with anguish; pangs have seized me, like the pangs of a woman in labor; I am bowed down so that I cannot hear; I am dismayed so that I cannot see.

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