Nahum 1:5
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English Standard Version
The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.

King James Bible
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

American Standard Version
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains tremble at him, and the hills are made desolate: and the earth hath quaked at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.

English Revised Version
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, even the world, and all that dwell therein.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jonah begins by answering the last question, saying that he was "a Hebrew," - the name by which the Israelites designated themselves in contradistinction to other nations, and by which other nations designated them (see at Genesis 14:13, and my Lehrbuch der Einleitung, 9, Anm. 2) - and that he worshipped "the God of heaven, who created the sea and the dry" (i.e., the land). ירא has been rendered correctly by the lxx σέβομαι, colo, revereor; and does not mean, "I am afraid of Jehovah, against whom I have sinned" (Abarbanel). By the statement, "I fear," etc., he had no intention of describing himself as a righteous or innocent man (Hitzig), but simply meant to indicate his relation to God - namely, that he adored the living God who created the whole earth and, as Creator, governed the world. For he admits directly after, that he has sinned against this God, by telling them, as we may see from Jonah 1:10, of his flight from Jehovah. He had not told them this as soon as he embarked in the ship, as Hitzig supposes, but does so now for the first time when they ask about his people, his country, etc., as we may see most unmistakeably from Jonah 1:10. In Jonah 1:9 Jonah's statement is not given completely; but the principal fact, viz., that he was a Hebrew and worshipped Jehovah, is followed immediately by the account of the impression which this acknowledgement made upon the heathen sailors; and the confession of his sin is mentioned afterwards as a supplement, to assign the reason for the great fear which came upon the sailors in consequence. מה־זּאת עשׂית, What hast thou done! is not a question as to the nature of his sin, but an exclamation of horror at his flight from Jehovah, the God heaven and earth, as the following explanatory clauses כּי ידעוּ וגו clearly show. The great fear which came upon the heathen seamen at this confession of Jonah may be fully explained from the dangerous situation in which they found themselves, since the storm preached the omnipotence of God more powerfully than words could possibly do.

Nahum 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

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mountains.

2 Samuel 22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

Psalm 29:5,6 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon...

Psalm 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God...

Psalm 97:4,5 His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled...

Psalm 114:4,6 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs...

Isaiah 2:12-14 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud and lofty, and on every one that is lifted up...

Jeremiah 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, see, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice...

Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Matthew 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

the hills.

Judges 5:5 The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Psalm 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

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...

Micah 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire...

the earth.

2 Peter 3:7-12 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store...

Cross References
Revelation 6:14
The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Exodus 19:18
Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

2 Samuel 22:8
"Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the heavens trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Psalm 18:7
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Psalm 46:6
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

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

Psalm 98:7
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!

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