The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 46:7
The Lord of hosts [is] with us…
The Targum is, "the Word
of the Lord of hosts". He whose name is Immanuel, which is, by
interpretation, "God with us", (Matthew 1:23) ; who is King of kings, and Lord
of lords; who has all creatures in heaven and earth at his command,
whom all the hosts of angels obey; he is on the side of his people, and
therefore they have nothing to fear from all the hosts and armies of
men; seeing more are they that are for them than they that are against
the God of Jacob [is] our refuge.
As, in the former clause, the
argument against fear of men is taken from the power of God, and the
extent of his dominion, here it is taken from the grace of God, and his
people's covenant interest in him: for by Jacob is meant the church of
God, and all true believers, who are Israelites indeed; the Lord is the
refuge and shelter of such in all times of distress and trouble, and
therefore they need not fear; (See Gill on 46:1).
Selah; on this word, (See Gill on 3:2).