Habakkuk 3:6
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New International Version
He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed-- but he marches on forever.

New Living Translation
When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One!

English Standard Version
He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.

New American Standard Bible
He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

King James Bible
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He stands and shakes the earth; He looks and startles the nations. The age-old mountains break apart; the ancient hills sink down. His pathways are ancient.

International Standard Version
He stood up and shook the land; with his stare he startled the nations. The age-old mountains were shattered, and the ancient hilltops bowed down. His ways are eternal.

NET Bible
He takes his battle position and shakes the earth; with a mere look he frightens the nations. The ancient mountains disintegrate; the primeval hills are flattened. He travels on the ancient roads.

New Heart English Bible
He stood, and shook the earth. He looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains were crumbled. The age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He stands and shakes the earth. He casts a glance and startles the nations. The oldest mountains break apart. The ancient hills sink. The ancient paths belong to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He standeth, and shaketh the earth, He beholdeth, and maketh the nations to tremble; And the everlasting mountains are dashed in pieces, The ancient hills do bow; His goings are as of old.

New American Standard 1977
He stood and surveyed the earth;
            He looked and startled the nations.
            Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered,
            The ancient hills collapsed.
            His ways are everlasting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He stood and measured the earth; he beheld and drove out the Gentiles; and the ancient mountains crumbled, the ancient hills; the ways of the world bowed unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

American King James Version
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

American Standard Version
He stood, and measured the earth; He beheld, and drove asunder the nations; And the eternal mountains were scattered; The everlasting hills did bow; His goings were as of old.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He stood and measured the earth. He beheld, and melted the nations: and the ancient mountains were crushed to pieces. The hills of the world were bowed down by the journeys of his eternity.

Darby Bible Translation
He stood, and measured the earth; He beheld, and discomfited the nations; And the eternal mountains were scattered, The everlasting hills gave way: His ways are everlasting.

English Revised Version
He stood, and measured the earth; he beheld, and drove asunder the nations: and the eternal mountains were scattered, the everlasting hills did bow; his goings were as of old.

Webster's Bible Translation
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

World English Bible
He stood, and shook the earth. He looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains were crumbled. The age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath stood, and He measureth earth, He hath seen, and He shaketh off nations, And scatter themselves do mountains of antiquity, Bowed have the hills of old, The ways of old are His.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:3-15 God's people, when in distress, and ready to despair, seek help by considering the days of old, and the years of ancient times, and by pleading them with God in prayer. The resemblance between the Babylonish and Egyptian captivities, naturally presents itself to the mind, as well as the possibility of a like deliverance through the power of Jehovah. God appeared in his glory. All the powers of nature are shaken, and the course of nature changed, but all is for the salvation of God's own people. Even what seems least likely, shall be made to work for their salvation. Hereby is given a type and figure of the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ. It is for salvation with thine anointed. Joshua who led the armies of Israel, was a figure of Him whose name he bare, even Jesus, our Joshua. In all the salvations wrought for them, God looked upon Christ the Anointed, and brought deliverances to pass by him. All the wonders done for Israel of old, were nothing to that which was done when the Son of God suffered on the cross for the sins of his people. How glorious his resurrection and ascension! And how much more glorious will be his second coming, to put an end to all that opposes him, and all that causes suffering to his people!
Study Bible
Habakkuk's Prayer
5Before Him goes pestilence, And plague comes after Him. 6He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting. 7I saw the tents of Cushan under distress, The tent curtains of the land of Midian were trembling.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:15
"And with the best things of the ancient mountains, And with the choice things of the everlasting hills,

Job 21:18
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

Psalm 35:5
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.

Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. You, O LORD, have appointed them to judge; And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.

Zechariah 14:4
In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
Treasury of Scripture

He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

and measured.

Exodus 15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, …

Exodus 21:31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according …

Numbers 34:1-29 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when …

Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all …

and drove.

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because …

Joshua 11:18-23 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings…

Nehemiah 9:22-24 Moreover you gave them kingdoms and nations, and did divide them …

Psalm 135:8-12 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast…

the everlasting.

Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the …

Genesis 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of …

Deuteronomy 33:15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious …

Judges 5:5 The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before …

Psalm 68:16 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires …

Psalm 114:4-7 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs…

Isaiah 64:1-3 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is …

Zechariah 14:4,5 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which …

his.

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the …

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them …

Isaiah 51:6,8 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: …

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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