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Psalm 48:6-8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]When they looked they were astounded;
    terrified, they were put to flight!
Trembling seized them there,
    anguish, like a woman’s labor,
As when the east wind wrecks
    the ships of Tarshish![b]


  1. 48:6 When they looked: the kings are stunned by the sight of Zion, touched by divine splendor. The language is that of holy war, in which the enemy panics and flees at the sight of divine glory.
  2. 48:8 The ships of Tarshish: large ships, named after the distant land or port of Tarshish, probably ancient Tartessus in southern Spain, although other identifications have been proposed, cf. Is 2:16; 60:9; Jon 1:3.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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