Psalm 68:15
New International Version
Mount Bashan, majestic mountain, Mount Bashan, rugged mountain,

New Living Translation
The mountains of Bashan are majestic, with many peaks stretching high into the sky.

English Standard Version
O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!

Berean Study Bible
A mountain of God is the hill of Bashan; a mount of many peaks is Mount Bashan.

New American Standard Bible
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

New King James Version
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

King James Bible
The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

Christian Standard Bible
Mount Bashan is God's towering mountain; Mount Bashan is a mountain of many peaks.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD and our God, Bashan is a mighty mountain covered with peaks.

Good News Translation
What a mighty mountain is Bashan, a mountain of many peaks!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mount Bashan is God's towering mountain; Mount Bashan is a mountain of many peaks.

International Standard Version
The mountain of God is as the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is Mount Bashan.

NET Bible
The mountain of Bashan is a towering mountain; the mountain of Bashan is a mountain with many peaks.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mountain of God, the mountains of Bayshan, the ridged mountains and mountains of Bayshan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountain of Bashan is the mountain of God. The mountain of Bashan is the mountain with many peaks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

New American Standard 1977
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mountain of Bashan is the mountain of God; the mountain of Bashan is a high mountain.

King James 2000 Bible
The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; a high hill as the hill of Bashan.

American King James Version
The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

American Standard Version
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mountain of God is a rich mountain; a swelling mountain, a rich mountain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountain of God is a fat mountain. A curdled mountain, a fat mountain.

Darby Bible Translation
[As] mount Bashan is the mount of God, a many-peaked mountain, [as] mount Bashan.

English Revised Version
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; an high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.

Webster's Bible Translation
The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; a high hill as the hill of Bashan.

World English Bible
The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged.

Young's Literal Translation
A hill of God is the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights is the hill of Bashan.
Study Bible
God's Enemies Are Scattered
14When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land it was like the snow falling on Zalmon. 15A mountain of God is the hill of Bashan; a mount of many peaks is Mount Bashan. 16Why do you gaze in envy, O mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain God chose for His dwelling, where the LORD will surely dwell forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your judgments like the deepest sea. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

Psalm 68:16
Why do you gaze in envy, O mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain God chose for His dwelling, where the LORD will surely dwell forever.

Treasury of Scripture

The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

of God

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 78:68,69
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

Psalm 87:1,2
A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains…

of Bashan

Deuteronomy 3:10
All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Micah 7:14
Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.







Lexicon
A mountain
הַר־ (har-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of God
אֱ֭לֹהִים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

[is] the hill
הַר־ (har-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Bashan;
בָּשָׁ֑ן (bā·šān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1316: Bashan -- 'smooth', a region East of the Jordan

a mount
הַ֥ר (har)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of many peaks
גַּ֝בְנֻנִּ֗ים (gaḇ·nun·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1386: A peak, rounded summit

[is] Mount
הַר־ (har-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

Bashan.
בָּשָֽׁן׃ (bā·šān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1316: Bashan -- 'smooth', a region East of the Jordan
(15-18) A third retrospect follows--the third scene in the sacred drama of Israel's early fortunes. It sets forth the glory of God's chosen mountain. A finer passage could hardly be found. The towering ranges of Bashan--Hermon with its snowy peaks--are personified. They become, in the poet's imagination, envious of the distinction given to the petty heights of Judaea. (Perhaps a similar envy is implied in Psalm 133:3.) The contrast between the littleness of Palestine and the vast extent of the empires which hung upon its northern and southern skirts, is rarely absent from the minds of the prophets and psalmists. (See Isaiah 49:19-20.) Here the watchful jealousy with which these powers regarded Israel is represented by the figure of the high mountain ranges watching Zion (see Note below) like hungry beasts of prey ready to spring. And what do they see? The march of God Himself, surrounded by an army of angels, from Sinai to His new abode.

(15) The hill of God is . . .--Better,

"Mountain of God, mount Basan;

Mountain of peaks, mount Basan."

Even if the range of Hermon were not included, the basalt (basanite, probably from the locality) ranges, always rising up before the eyes of those looking eastward from Palestine, must have been doubly impressive from their superior height, and the contrast of their bold and rugged outlines with the monotonous rounded forms of the limestone hills of Judaea. And it is quite possible that, in a poetic allusion, the term "mountains of Bashan" might include all the heights to the eastward of Jordan, stretching southward as well as northward. There would then be an additional propriety in their introduction as jealously watching the march of Israel from Sinai to take possession of the promised land. Why these trans-Jordanic ranges should be styled "mountains of God" has been much discussed. Some explain the term to denote ancient seats of religious worship; others take it simply as a general term expressing grandeur--"a ridge of god-like greatness."

Verse 15. - The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; rather, a mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan. A sudden transition, and perhaps a quotation from an ancient poem. The special object of the psalmist's thought is not Bashan, but Mount Zion; and what he is about to celebrate is Jehovah's choice of Mount Zion for his dwelling place, and his establishment on it. But he prefers to introduce the subject by a contrast with the great range of Canaan. Bashan, he says, is truly "a mountain of God" - i.e. a very great mountain (see the comment on Psalm 36:6) - "one which seemed in an especial degree to show forth creative power." It is also an high hill; or rather, a mountain of peaks, containing numerous pointed summits. Yet God did not choose one of these for his habitation. 68:15-21 The ascension of Christ must here be meant, and thereto it is applied, Eph 4:8. He received as the purchase of his death, the gifts needful for the conversion of sinners, and the salvation of believers. These he continually bestows, even on rebellious men, that the Lord God might dwell among them, as their Friend and Father. He gave gifts to men. Having received power to give eternal life, the Lord Jesus bestows it on as many as were given him, Joh 17:2. Christ came to a rebellious world, not to condemn it, but that through him it might be saved. The glory of Zion's King is, that he is a Saviour and Benefactor to all his willing people, and a consuming fire to all that persist in rebellion against him. So many, so weighty are the gifts of God's bounty, that he may be truly said to load us with them. He will not put us off with present things for a portion, but will be the God of our salvation. The Lord Jesus has authority and power to rescue his people from the dominion of death, by taking away the sting of it from them when they die, and giving them complete victory over it when they rise again. The crown of the head, the chief pride and glory of the enemy, shall be smitten; Christ shall crush the head of the serpent.
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