Psalm 46:8
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Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

King James Bible
Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Come, behold the works of Jehovah, what desolations he hath made in the earth:

World English Bible
Come, see Yahweh's works, what desolations he has made in the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Come ye, see the works of Jehovah, Who hath done astonishing things in the earth,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Come, behold the works of the Lord - See empires destroyed and regenerated; and in such a way as to show that a supernatural agency has been at work. By the hand of God alone could these great changes be effected.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Come

Psalm 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psalm 92:4-6 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands...

Psalm 111:2,3 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein...

Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

desolations

Exodus 10:7 And Pharaoh's servants said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God...

Exodus 12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt...

Exodus 14:30,31 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the sea shore...

Joshua 11:20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly...

2 Chronicles 20:23,24 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them...

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Isaiah 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is on all nations, and his fury on all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them...

Library
God is Our Refuge
Westminster Abbey, 1873. Psalm xlvi. 1. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." This is a noble psalm, full of hope and comfort; and it will be more and more full of hope and comfort, the more faithfully we believe in the incarnation, the passion, the resurrection, and the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. For if we are to give credit to His express words, and to those of every book of the New Testament, and to the opinion of that Church into which we are baptised,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Desolations of the Lord, the Consolation of his Saints
IT SEEMS THAT EVERYTHING Christlike must have a history like that of Christ. His beginnings were small--the manger and the stable. So with the beginnings of that society which we love, and which we believe to be the very incarnation of the Spirit of Christ. Its beginnings also were small; but its latter end shall doubtless greatly increase--for, hath not the end of Christ become exceedingly glorious? He hath ascended up on high; he sitteth at the right hand of God, our Father; and doubtless this
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

An Antepast of Heaven. --Psalm Xlvi.
An Antepast of Heaven.--Psalm xlvi. There is a river pure and bright, Whose streams make glad the heavenly plains, Where, in eternity of light, The City of our God remains. Built by the word of His command, With His unclouded presence blest, Firm as His throne, the bulwarks stand; There is our home, our hope, our rest. Thither let fervent faith aspire; Our treasure and our heart be there: Oh! for a seraph's wing of fire! No,--on the mightier wings of prayer,-- We reach at once that last retreat,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Letter Lii to Another Holy virgin.
To Another Holy Virgin. Under a religious habit she had continued to have a spirit given up to the world, and Bernard praises her for coming to a sense of her duty; he exhorts her not to neglect the grace given to her. 1. It is the source of great joy to me to hear that you are willing to strive after that true and perfect joy, which belongs not to earth but to heaven; that is, not to this, vale of tears, but to that city of God which the rivers of the flood thereof make glad (Ps. xlvi. 4). And in
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 66:5
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

Isaiah 61:4
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

Jeremiah 51:43
Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert land, a land where no one lives, through which no one travels.

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