Psalm 144:5
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New International Version
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

King James Bible
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, bow thy heavens, and come down; touch the mountains, that they smoke;

World English Bible
Part your heavens, Yahweh, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, incline Thy heavens and come down, Strike against mountains, and they smoke.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bow thy heavens - See the note on Psalm 18:9.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

bow

Psalm 18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

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...

touch

Psalm 104:32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles: he touches the hills, and they smoke.

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire...

Nahum 1:3-6 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Habakkuk 3:3-6 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise...

Hebrews 12:18 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Library
Sermons on Selected Lessons of the Gospels.
Adoption, a sonship higher than that of nature, [482]255; frequently mentioned in Holy Scripture, [483]255, [484]256; the term of ancient use among the Jews, [485]256; "raising up seed to brother," [486]256; used by St. Paul to express the mystery of our adoption in Christ, [487]256. Adversary, to be agreed with and delivered from, [488]442; not so Satan, [489]442; the Law our, so long as we our own, [490]443; must agree with, by obedience, and so made no longer adversary, [491]443. Affliction, blessing
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
1. Introduction, showing the necessity of proving the similarity of both dispensations in opposition to Servetus and the Anabaptists. 2. This similarity in general. Both covenants truly one, though differently administered. Three things in which they entirely agree. 3. First general similarity, or agreement--viz. that the Old Testament, equally with the New, extended its promises beyond the present life, and held out a sure hope of immortality. Reason for this resemblance. Objection answered. 4.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Exodus 19:18
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.

Psalm 8:3
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

Psalm 18:9
He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.

Psalm 57:3
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

Psalm 104:32
he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

Isaiah 64:1
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!

Amos 9:5
The Lord, the LORD Almighty-- he touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it mourn; the whole land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt;

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