New International 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
World English Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Young's Literal Translation
Hills, like wax, melted before Jehovah, Before the Lord of all the earth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The hills melted like wax - The fire of God seized on and liquefied them, so that they no longer opposed his march; and the mountains before him became a plain.
The Lord of the whole earth - אדון כל הארץ adon col haarets, the Director, Stay, and Support of the whole earth. The universal Governor, whose jurisdiction is not confined to any one place; but who, having created all, governs all that he has made.
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See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
May you blow them away like smoke-- as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
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;
The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.
The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.
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