New American Standard Bible
When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.
King James Bible
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, and the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
World English Bible
When you did awesome things which we didn't look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
Young's Literal Translation
In Thy doing fearful things -- we expect not, Thou didst come down, From Thy presence did mountains flow.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When thou didst terrible things - In delivering the people from Egypt, and in conducting them to the promised land.
Which we looked not for - Which we had never before witnessed, and which we had no right to expect.
Thou camest down - As on Mount Sinai.
The mountains flowed down - (See the notes above). The reference is to the manifestations of smoke and fire when Yahweh descended on Mount Sinai (see Exodus 19:18).
LibraryPutting God to Work
"For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God beside thee who worketh for him that waiteth for him."--Isaiah 64:4. The assertion voiced in the title given this chapter is but another way of declaring that God has of His own motion placed Himself under the law of prayer, and has obligated Himself to answer the prayers of men. He has ordained prayer as a means whereby He will do things through men as they pray, which He would not otherwise do. Prayer …
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By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.
Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.
Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea.
On this account the anger of the LORD has burned against His people, And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down. And the mountains quaked, and their corpses lay like refuse in the middle of the streets. For all this His anger is not spent, But His hand is still stretched out.
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