Psalm 46:6
New International Version
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

New Living Translation
The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!

English Standard Version
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

Berean Study Bible
Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

King James Bible
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

New King James Version
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

New American Standard Bible
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth quaked.

NASB 1995
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

NASB 1977
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

Amplified Bible
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

Christian Standard Bible
Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when he lifts his voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

American Standard Version
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The nations raged and the kingdoms moved, he raised his voice and the Earth shook.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The nations were troubled, the kingdoms tottered: he uttered his voice, the earth shook.

Contemporary English Version
Nations rage! Kingdoms fall! But at the voice of God the earth itself melts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.

English Revised Version
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Good News Translation
Nations are terrified, kingdoms are shaken; God thunders, and the earth dissolves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Nations are in turmoil, and kingdoms topple. The earth melts at the sound of [God's] voice.

International Standard Version
The nations roared; the kingdoms were shaken. His voice boomed; the earth melts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

Literal Standard Version
Nations have been troubled, Kingdoms have been moved, He has given forth with His voice—earth melts.

NET Bible
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms are overthrown. God gives a shout, the earth dissolves.

New Heart English Bible
The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.

World English Bible
The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.

Young's Literal Translation
Troubled have been nations, Moved have been kingdoms, He hath given forth with His voice, earth melteth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God is Our Refuge and Strength
5God is within her; she will not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns. 6Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. 7The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah…

Cross References
Psalm 2:1
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together, against the LORD and against His Anointed One:

Psalm 18:13
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded--hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 68:33
to Him who rides upon the highest heavens of old; behold, His mighty voice resounds.

Psalm 75:3
When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah

Psalm 97:5
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Jeremiah 25:30
So you are to prophesy all these words against them and say to them: 'The LORD will roar from on high; He will raise His voice from His holy habitation. He will roar loudly over His pasture; like those who tread the grapes, He will call out with a shout against all the inhabitants of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

heathen

Psalm 2:1-4
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Psalm 83:2-8
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head…

2 Chronicles 14:9-13
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah…

kingdoms

Isaiah 14:12-16
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! …

earth

Psalm 68:8
The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Psalm 97:5
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Joshua 2:9,11,24
And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you…









(6) The absence of conjunctions, and sudden change from the preterite to the future, lends a vividness to the picture.

"Raged heathen, tottered kingdoms

Gave with His voice (the signal) (and lo !)

Melts the earth."

Verse 6. - The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted (comp. vers. 2 and 3). The past tenses arc probably the "preterite of prophetic certainty." The writer foresees and announces the destruction of Israel's enemies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Nations
ג֭וֹיִם (ḡō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

rage,
הָמ֣וּ (hā·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1993: To make a, loud sound, commotion, tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor

kingdoms
מַמְלָכ֑וֹת (mam·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

crumble;
מָ֣טוּ (mā·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall

the earth
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

melts
תָּמ֥וּג (tā·mūḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4127: To melt

when He lifts
נָתַ֥ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

His voice.
בְּ֝קוֹל֗וֹ (bə·qō·w·lōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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