New International Version
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
King James Bible
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou didst terrible things [which] we looked not for, thou camest down, and the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
World English Bible
When you did awesome things which we didn't look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
Young's Literal Translation
In Thy doing fearful things -- we expect not, Thou didst come down, From Thy presence did mountains flow.
Isaiah 64:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As when the melting fire burneth "As the fire kindleth the dry fuel" - המסים hamasim. "It means dry stubble, and the root is המס hamas, "says Rabbi Jonah, apud Sal ben Belec in loc. Which is approved by Schultens, Orig. Hebrews p. 30.
"The fire kindling the stubble does not seem like enough to the melting of the mountains to be brought as a simile to it. What if thus? -
'That the mountains might flow down at thy presence!
As the fire of things smelted burneth,
As the fire causeth the waters to boil - '
There is no doubt of the Hebrew words of the second line bearing that version." - Dr. Jubb.
I submit these different interpretations to the reader's judgment. For my own part I am inclined to think that the text is much corrupted in this place. The ancient Versions have not the least traces of either of the above interpretations. The Septuagint and Syriac agree exactly together in rendering this line by, "As the wax melted before the fire," which can by no means be reconciled with the present text. The Vulgate, for המסים hamasim, read ימסו yemasu.
That the nations - For גוים goyim, the nations, four MSS. (one of them ancient) have הרים harim, the mountains. - L.
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!
miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
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