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10 He says,[a] “Stop your striving and recognize[b] that I am God.
I will be exalted[c] over[d] the nations! I will be exalted over[e] the earth!”

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  1. Psalm 46:10 tn The words “he says” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  2. Psalm 46:10 tn Heb “do nothing/be quiet (see 1 Sam 15:16) and know.” This statement may be addressed to the hostile nations, indicating they should cease their efforts to destroy God’s people, or to Judah, indicating they should rest secure in God’s protection. Since the psalm is an expression of Judah’s trust and confidence, it is more likely that the words are directed to the nations, who are actively promoting chaos and are in need of a rebuke.
  3. Psalm 46:10 tn Elsewhere in the psalms the verb רוּם (rum, “be exalted”) when used of God, refers to his exalted position as king (Pss 18:46; 99:2; 113:4; 138:6) and/or his self-revelation as king through his mighty deeds of deliverance (Pss 21:13; 57:5, 11).
  4. Psalm 46:10 tn Or “among.”
  5. Psalm 46:10 tn Or “in.”