Ps 46:1
46:1 <> God [is] our refuge and strength, a very
     present help in {b} trouble.

     (a) Which was either a musical instrument or a solemn tune,
         to which this psalm was sung.
     (b) In all manner of troubles God shows his speedy mercy
         and power in defending his.

Ps 46:2
46:2 Therefore will not we {c} fear, though the earth be
     removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst
     of the sea;

     (c) That is, we will not be overcome with fear.

Ps 46:3
46:3 [Though] the waters thereof {d} roar [and] be troubled,
     [though] the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

     (d) Though the afflictions rage, yet the rivers of God's
         mercies bring sufficient comfort to his.

Ps 46:4
46:4 [There is] a {e} river, the streams whereof shall make glad
     the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the
     most High.

     (e) The river of Shiloh, which passed through Jerusalem:
         meaning, though the defence seems small, yet if God has
         appointed it, it is sufficient.

Ps 46:5
46:5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God
     shall help her, [and that] {f} right early.

     (f) Always when need requires.

Ps 46:7
46:7 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.

Ps 46:8
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.

Ps 46:10
46:10 Be {i} still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted
      among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

      (i) He warns them who persecute the Church to cease their
          cruelty: for also they will feel that God is too
          strong for them against whom they fight.