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Psalms 46:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Come, behold the works of Jehovah, What desolations he hath made in the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Come, behold the works of Jehovah, what desolations he hath made in the earth:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Come! view the doings of Yahweh,—Who hath set desolations in the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Come ye, see the works of Jehovah, Who hath done astonishing things in the earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Come, behold the workes of the LORD, what desolations hee hath made in the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Come, and behold the works of the Lord, what wonders he has achieved on the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Come, behold the works of Yahweh, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Come, y3212
[3212] Standard
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
(1980) Complement
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
behold 2372
{2372} Prime
A primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically to have a vision of.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
the works 4659
{4659} Prime
From H6466; a performance.
of Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
what x834
(0834) Complement
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
desolations 8047
{8047} Prime
From H8074; ruin; by implication consternation.
he hath made 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 46:8

_ _ what desolations — literally, “who hath put desolations,” destroying our enemies.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 46:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 46:8

Desolations — Among those who were vexatious to God's people.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 46:8

Come, behold the works of the LORD, (h) what desolations he hath made in the earth.

(h) That is, how often he has destroyed his enemies, and delivered his people.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 66:5 Come and see the works of God: [he is] terrible [in his] doing toward the children of men.
Psalms 92:4-6 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. ... A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
Psalms 111:2-3 The works of the LORD [are] great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. ... His work [is] honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Numbers 23:23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!


Exodus 10:7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
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; for [there was] not a house where [there was] not one dead.
Exodus 14:30-31 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. ... And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
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, [and] that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
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]: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. ... And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they [were] dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
Isaiah 34:2-17 For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. ... And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
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Ex 10:7; 12:30; 14:30. Nu 23:23. Jsh 11:20. 2Ch 20:23. Ps 66:5; 92:4; 111:2. Is 24:1; 34:2.

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