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Psalms 46:7

 

 

The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Lord of hosts is with us - We, feeble Jesvs, were but a handful of men; but the Lord of hosts - the God of armies, was on our side. Him none could attack with hope of success, and his legions could not be over-thrown.

The God of Jacob - The God who appeared to Jacob in his distress, and saved him out of all his troubles, appeared also for us his descendants, and has amply proved to us that he has not forgotten his covenant.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-46.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The Lord of hosts - The God commanding, ordering, marshalling the hosts of heaven - the angels, and the starry worlds. See the notes at Isaiah 1:9. Compare Psalm 24:10. The reference here is to God considered as having control over all “armies,” or all that can be regarded and described as a marshalled host, in earth and in heaven. Having such a Being, therefore, for a protector, they had nothing to fear. See Psalm 46:11.

Is with us - Is on our side; is our defender. The Hebrew phrase used here is employed in Isaiah 7:14 (notes); Isaiah 8:8 (notes), to describe the Messiah. See the notes at those passages.

The God of Jacob - See the notes at Psalm 24:6. The meaning is, The God whom Jacob acknowedged, and whom he found to be his friend, is with us.

Is our refuge - literally, a high place, as a tower, far above the reach of enemies. See Psalm 9:9, note; Psalm 18:2, note. So the margin, “an high place for us.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-46.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The Lord of hosts is with us,.... The Targum is, "the Word of the Lord of hosts". He whose name is Immanuel, which is, by interpretation, "God with us", Matthew 1:23; who is King of kings, and Lord of lords; who has all creatures in heaven and earth at his command, whom all the hosts of angels obey; he is on the side of his people, and therefore they have nothing to fear from all the hosts and armies of men; seeing more are they that are for them than they that are against them;

the God of Jacob is our refuge. As, in the former clause, the argument against fear of men is taken from the power of God, and the extent of his dominion, here it is taken from the grace of God, and his people's covenant interest in him: for by Jacob is meant the church of God, and all true believers, who are Israelites indeed; the Lord is the refuge and shelter of such in all times of distress and trouble, and therefore they need not fear; See Gill on Psalm 46:1.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-46.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

The LORD of hosts [is] g with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.

(g) They are assured that God can and will defend his Church from all dangers and enemies.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-46.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

with us — on our side; His presence is terror to our enemies, safety to us.

refuge — high place (Psalm 9:9; compare also Psalm 24:6, Psalm 24:10).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-46.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. /*Selah*/.

Raged — Against God, and against his people.

Uttered — He spake to them in his wrath.

The earth — The inhabitants of the earth were consumed.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-46.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

7.Jehovah of armies is with us. In this verse we are taught how we shall be able to apply to our own use the things which the Scriptures everywhere record concerning the infinite power of God. We shall be able to do this when we believe ourselves to be of the number of those whom God has embraced with his fatherly love, and whom he will cherish. The Psalmist again alludes, in terms of commendation, to the adoption by which Israel was separated from the common condition of all the other nations of the earth. And, indeed, apart from this, the description of the power of God would only inspire us with dread. Confident boasting, then, arises from this, that God has chosen us for his peculiar people, to show forth his power in preserving and defending us. On this account, the prophet, after having celebrated the power of God by calling him the God of armies, immediately adds another epithet, the God of Jacob, by which he confirms the covenant made of old time with Abraham, that his posterity, to whom the inheritance of the promised grace belongs, should not doubt that God was favorable to them also. That our faith may rest truly and firmly in God, we must take into consideration at the same time these two parts of his character — his immeasurable power, by which he is able to subdue the whole world under him; and his fatherly love which he has manifested in his word. When these two things are joined together, there is nothing which can hinder our faith from defying all the enemies which may rise up against us, nor must we doubt that God will succor us, since he has promised to do it; and as to power, he is sufficiently able also to fulfill his promise, for he is the God of armies. From this we learn, that those persons err egregiously in the interpretation of Scripture, who leave in entire suspense the application of all that is said concerning the power of God, and do not rest assured that he will be a Father to them, inasmuch as they are of his flock, and partakers of the adoption.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-46.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 46:7 The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.

Ver. 7. The Lord of hosts is with us] Even the Lord, who commandeth far other hosts and armies than the enemy hath any; and this they shall see by our spiritual security.

The God of Jacob is our refuge] Heb. our high tower, such as our enemies cannot come at. When he calleth him the God of Jacob he hath respect to the promises, saith Vatablus; God’s power and goodness are the Church’s Jachin and Boaz.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-46.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7. A refrain, as in Psalms 46:1; Psalms 46:11, which see.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-46.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

King. Christ is God, by his divine nature, and our king, by his humanity. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-46.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

The LORD of hosts. See note on 1 Samuel 1:3.

refuge = an impregnable place. Hebrew. misgab. Not the same word as in Psalms 46:1.

Selah. Connecting this assured confidence in God"s promise with its fulfilment in the deliverance of Zion from Sennacherib (App-66.).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-46.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. So Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 8:10. The Church's security against the blustering pagan world, when it threatens her, is the truth which dooms the former to destruction-namely, Yahweh is "Immanuel, God with us." Though the name of God most prevalent in the psalms of the sons of Korah is 'Elohiym (Hebrew #430), yet here YAHWEH (Hebrew #3068) ("THE LORD") is appropriately used, as the works of God specified are those performed in behalf of Israel, to whom God's covenant relation is marked by 'Yahweh.' The name, the title "Lord of Hosts," reminds us of the infinite resources which He has at command. "God of Jacob" reminds us of His covenant relation to the descendants, literal and spiritual, of Jacob, or Israel, 'the prince with God.' Thus, His love and faithfulness, as well as His power, are engaged for His people against their adversaries.

Our refuge , [ misgaab (Hebrew #4869)] - a different Hebrew term from that in Psalms 46:1 ( mach


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-46.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) Lord of hosts.—See Note on Psalms 24:10.

Refuge.—Rightly in the margin with idea of height, as giving security.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-46.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Lord
11; Numbers 14:9; 2 Chronicles 13:12; Isaiah 8:10; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:31; 2 Timothy 4:22
our refuge
Heb. an high place for us.
9:9; *marg:

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-46.html.

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