New American Standard Bible
You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still
King James Bible
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
Darby Bible Translation
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from the heavens; the earth feared, and was still,
World English Bible
You pronounced judgment from heaven. The earth feared, and was silent,
Young's Literal Translation
From heaven Thou hast sounded judgment, Earth hath feared, and hath been still,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heavens - It seemed to come from heaven; it was manifestly from thee. The overthrow of these enemies of thy people was a manifest judgment from thee, and should be so regarded.
The earth feared - The world itself seemed to hear the voice of God, and to stand in awe.
And was still - It seemed to be profoundly attentive to what God said, and as if it reverently listened to his voice. It is not uncommon in the Scriptures to represent the earth - the hills, the mountains, the streams, the rivers, the plains - as conscious of the presence of God; as either rejoicing or trembling at his voice. Compare Psalm 65:12-13; Psalm 114:3-7; Habakkuk 3:8-11.
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1 Chronicles 16:30
Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
2 Chronicles 20:29
And the dread of God was on all the kingdoms of the lands when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20:30
So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God gave him rest on all sides.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
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