New Living Translation
Open the heavens, LORD, and come down. Touch the mountains so they billow 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
144:5 Come - To help me. Smoke - As Sinai did at thy glorious appearance, Exod 19:18. This is a figurative and poetical description of God's coming to take vengeance upon his enemies.
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More than eighteen centuries have passed since the apostles rested from their labors, but the history of their toils and sacrifices for Christ's sake is still among the most precious treasures of the church. This history, written under the direction of the Holy Spirit, was recorded in order that by it the followers of Christ in every age might be impelled to greater zeal and earnestness in the cause of the Saviour. The commission that Christ gave to the disciples, they fulfilled. As these messengers …
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Letter Xl to Thomas, Prior of Beverley
All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a brick kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently.
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers--the moon and the stars you set in place--
He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
He will send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me. Interlude My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.
The earth trembles at his glance; the mountains smoke at his touch.
Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!
The Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, touches the land and it melts, and all its people mourn. The ground rises like the Nile River at floodtime, and then it sinks again.
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