New International Version
Then "'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"'
King James Bible
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Darby Bible Translation
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us:
World English Bible
Then they will begin to tell the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and tell the hills, 'Cover us.'
Young's Literal Translation
then they shall begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us, and to the hills, Cover us; --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mountains, fall on us - As this refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, and as the same expressions are used, Revelation 6:16, Dr. Lightfoot conjectures that the whole of that chapter may relate to the same event.
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'Then Herod questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing.'--LUKE xxiii. 9. Four Herods play their parts in the New Testament story. The first of them is the grim old tiger who slew the infants at Bethlehem, and soon after died. This Herod is the second--a cub of the litter, with his father's ferocity and lust, but without his force. The third is the Herod of the earlier part of the Acts of the Apostles, a grandson of the old man, who dipped his hands in the blood of one Apostle, …
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People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.
In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.
The high places of wickedness will be destroyed-- it is the sin of Israel. Thorns and thistles will grow up and cover their altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"
For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
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