Psalm 97:5
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English Standard Version
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

King James Bible
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

American Standard Version
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

English Revised Version
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth;

Webster's Bible Translation
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The chronicler changes שׂדי into the prosaic השּׂדה, and כל־עצי־יעל with the omission of the כל into עצי היּער. The psalmist on his part follows the model of Isaiah, who makes the trees of the wood exult and clap their hands, Psalm 55:12; Psalm 44:23. The אז, which points into this festive time of all creatures which begins with Jahve's coming, is as in Isaiah 35:5. Instead of לפני, "before," the chronicler has the מלּפני so familiar to him, by which the joy is denoted as being occasioned by Jahve's appearing. The lines Psalm 96:13 sound very much like Psalm 9:9. The chronicler has abridged Psalm 96:13, by hurrying on to the mosaic-work portion taken from Psalm 105. The poet at the close glances from the ideal past into the future. The twofold בּא is a participle, Ew. 200. Being come to judgment, after He has judged and sifted, executing punishment, Jahve will govern in the righteousness of mercy and in faithfulness to the promises.

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Judges 5:4,5 LORD, when you went out of Seir, when you marched out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped...

Isaiah 24:19,20 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly...

Isaiah 64:1,2 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence...

Micah 1:3,4 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth...

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered...

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Psalm 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs brass...

Zechariah 4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.

Mark 11:3 And if any man say to you, Why do you this? say you that the Lord has need of him; and straightway he will send him here.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Cross References
Joshua 3:11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan.

Psalm 46:6
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!

Psalm 104:32
who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!

Amos 9:5
The Lord GOD of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;

Micah 1:4
And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.

Nahum 1:5
The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.

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