New International Version
You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.
King James Bible
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
Darby Bible Translation
With an east wind thou hast broken the ships of Tarshish.
World English Bible
With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.
Young's Literal Translation
By an east wind Thou shiverest ships of Tarshish.
Psalm 48:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish - Calmet thinks this may refer to the discomfiture of Cambyses, who came to destroy the land of Judea. "This is apparently," says he, "the same tempest which struck dismay into the land-forces of Cambyses, and wrecked his fleet which was on the coasts of the Mediterranean sea, opposite to his army near the port of Acco, or the Ptolemais; for Cambyses had his quarters at Ecbatana, at the foot of Mount Carmel; and his army was encamped in the valley of Jezreel." Ships of Tarshish he conjectures to have been large stout vessels, capable of making the voyage of Tarsus, in Cilicia.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Song of Deliverance
'Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. 2. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 5. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7. Thou breakest …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
But I Marvel, If, as it is Allowed to Put Away a Wife Who...
Notes on the Third Century
1 Kings 10:22
The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.
1 Kings 22:48
Now Jehoshaphat built a fleet of trading ships to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail--they were wrecked at Ezion Geber.
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.
Like a wind from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back and not my face in the day of their disaster."
"'The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.
Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea.
Jump to PreviousBreak Breakest Broken Destroyed East Shatter Shattered Ships Tarshish Wind
Jump to NextBreak Breakest Broken Destroyed East Shatter Shattered Ships Tarshish Wind
LinksPsalm 48:7 NIV
Psalm 48:7 NLT
Psalm 48:7 ESV
Psalm 48:7 NASB
Psalm 48:7 KJV
Psalm 48:7 Bible Apps
Psalm 48:7 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 48:7 Chinese Bible
Psalm 48:7 French Bible
Psalm 48:7 German Bible
Psalm 48:7 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.