Psalm 97:5
New International Version
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

New Living Translation
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

English Standard Version
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of 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.

New King James Version
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

New American Standard Bible
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

NASB 1995
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

NASB 1977
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Amplified Bible
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Christian Standard Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD — at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD-- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

American Standard Version
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Contemporary English Version
Mountains melt away like wax in the presence of the LORD of all the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

English Revised Version
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth;

Good News Translation
The hills melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains melt like wax in the presence of the LORD, in the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

International Standard Version
Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence— In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Literal Standard Version
Hills, like wax, melted before YHWH, "" Before the Lord of all the earth.

NET Bible
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of the whole earth.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Let the Earth Rejoice
4His lightning illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory.…

Cross References
Joshua 3:11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead of you into the Jordan.

Psalm 46:6
Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is blown away, You will drive them out; as wax melts before the fire, the wicked will perish in the presence of God.

Psalm 104:32
He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smolder.

Amos 9:5
The Lord GOD of Hosts, He who touches the earth and it melts, and all its dwellers mourn--all the land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt--

Micah 1:4
The mountains will melt beneath Him, and the valleys will split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.

Nahum 1:5
The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles at His presence--the world and all its dwellers.


Treasury of Scripture

The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

hills

Judges 5:4,5
LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water…

Isaiah 24:19,20
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly…

Isaiah 64:1,2
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, …

the Lord of

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 83:18
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Isaiah 54:5
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.









(5) The hills melted.--Comp. Psalm 68:8, Note: Micah 1:4.

The Lord of the whole earth.--An expression first met with exactly in Joshua 3:11-13, though Abraham speaks of God as judge of the whole earth (Genesis 18:25). (Comp. Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:10; Zechariah 6:5.) Though Jehovah was the tribal God, yet in marked distinction to surrounding tribes Israel regarded Him as having universal dominion.

Verse 5. - The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord (comp. Judges 5:5; Isaiah 64:1; Micah 1:4). The earth itself is regarded as not only shaken (ver. 4), but as melting and crumbling away at the descent of God from heaven to earth (comp. 2 Peter 3:10). At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth (comp. Joshua 3:11, 13; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14; Zechariah 6:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The mountains
הָרִ֗ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

melt
נָ֭מַסּוּ (nā·mas·sū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4549: To liquefy, to waste, to faint

like wax
כַּדּוֹנַ֗ג (kad·dō·w·naḡ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1749: Wax (as melting)

at the presence
מִלִּפְנֵ֣י (mil·lip̄·nê)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

before
מִ֝לִּפְנֵ֗י (mil·lip̄·nê)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the Lord
אֲד֣וֹן (’ă·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land


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