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Psalms 48:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— With an east wind thou hast broken the ships of Tarshish.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With an east wind, wilt thou shatter the ships of Tarshish.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By an east wind Thou shiverest ships of Tarshish.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an East wind.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou wilt break the ships of Tharshish{gr.Tharsis} with a vehement wind.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou breakest 7665
{7665} Prime
A primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the ships 591
{0591} Prime
Feminine of H0590; a ship.
of Tar תַּרשִׁישׁ 8659
{8659} Prime
Probably the same as H8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence the epithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite.
with an east 6921
{6921} Prime
From H6923; the fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially eastward, for brevity the East wind).
wind. 7307
{7307} Prime
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 48:7

_ _ ships of Tarshish — as engaged in a distant and lucrative trade, the most valuable. The phrase may illustrate God’s control over all material agencies, whether their literal destruction be meant or not.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 48:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 48:7

Breakest — Thou didst no less violently and suddenly destroy these raging enemies of Jerusalem, than sometimes thou destroyest the ships at sea with a fierce and vehement wind, such as the eastern winds were in those parts.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 48:7

Thou breakest the ships (g) of Tarshish with an east wind.

(g) That is, of Cilicia or of the Mediterranean sea.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ezekiel 27:25-26 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. ... Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.


1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
Isaiah 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.


Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
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