He most certainly will repay the wicked for their sins. His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless. To assure ourselves that God who has glorified his own name will glorify it yet again, and to comfort ourselves with that, Psalm 46:10,11. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. [The pride] of the Holy One, blessed be He, Who is mentioned in the beginning of the psalm (verse 2). Or, a help at hand, one that never is to seek for, but that is always near. Try as he may, he can’t stop thinking about God. No weapon formed against Zion shall prosper, Isaiah 54:17. Why do You hide in times of trouble? If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. We immediately recognize that anyone who renounces the LORD is sinful. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; I shall never be in adversity.” i. a. These verses give glory to God both as King of nations and as King of saints. Man commits these sins because of his proud countenance; ignoring God is an expression of our independence and perceived equality (or superiority) to Him. How well-grounded the defiance of this danger is, considering how well guarded the church is, and that interest which we are concerned for. Psalm 46:10, is a popular verse for comforting ourselves and others—many people tend to think this verse means to rest or relax in who God is. If God be for us, who can be against us to do us any harm? Bibliography InformationHenry, Matthew. Be still, and know that I am God. Let his enemies be still, and threaten no more, but know it, to their terror, that he is God, one infinitely above them, and that will certainly be too hard for them let them rage no more, for it is all in vain: he that sits in heaven, laughs at them and, in spite of all their impotent malice against his name and honour, he will be exalted among the heathen and not merely among his own people, he will be exalted in the earth and not merely in the church. הָמ֣וּ ג֖וֹיִם מָ֣טוּ מַמְלָכ֑וֹת נָתַ֥ן בְּקוֹל֗וֹ תָּמ֥וּג אָֽרֶץ: Shall melt - so explained Menachem, similar to (. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Verse 10. Arise, O LORD; lift up Your hand against this wicked man!”. The old sins forgotten by men, stick fast in an infinite understanding. In the secret places he murders the innocent; 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder he burneth the chariot in the fire. - God is our Refuge and … Selah. אֱלֹהִ֣ים בְּ֖קִרְבָּהּ בַּל־תִּמּ֑וֹט יַעְזְּרֶ֥הָ אֱ֜לֹהִ֗ים לִפְנ֥וֹת בֹּֽקֶר: Nations have stirred, kingdoms have tottered; He let out His voice, the earth shall melt. Here, the psalmist asked a question well known to those who follow God: the concern, the anxiety, over the seeming inactivity of God. Psalm 46:1 > God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. It alludes to the waters of Siloam, which went softly by Jerusalem (Isaiah 8:6,7): though of no great depth or breadth, yet the waters of it were made serviceable to the defence of Jerusalem in Hezekiah's time, Isaiah 22:10,11. “There is not, in my judgment, a Psalm which describes the mind, the manners, the works, the words, the feelings, and the fate of the ungodly with so much propriety, fullness, and light, as this Psalm.” (Martin Luther, cited in Charles Spurgeon). There is pride and sin in the wicked man’s heart, in his mouth, and under his tongue. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 1. Chapter 46. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Selah. Yet the psalmist here puts the one who does not seek God and the one who does not think about God (God is in none of his thoughts) in the same category as the one who renounces the LORD. i. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Perhaps this psalm was a cry of David for God to stop Saul, because David knew that it was not his place to lift his hand against the LORD’s anointed. By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). The LORD is King forever and ever; 7 The LORD of hosts is with us the God of Jacob is our refuge. i. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. We will suppose the earth to be removed, and thrown into the sea, even the mountains, the strongest and firmest parts of the earth, to lie buried in the unfathomed ocean we will suppose the sea to roar and rage, and make a dreadful noise, and its foaming billows to insult the shore with so much violence as even to shake the mountains, Psalm 46:3. So he crouches, he lies low, Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. "Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible". Click on the different category headings to find out more. 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