Psalm 104:8
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New International Version
they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.

New Living Translation
Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed.

English Standard Version
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.

New American Standard Bible
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.

King James Bible
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
mountains rose and valleys sank-- to the place You established for them.

International Standard Version
Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them.

NET Bible
as the mountains rose up, and the valleys went down--to the place you appointed for them.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They went up the mountains and they came down the valleys into the place which you prepared for them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place you appointed for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down-- Unto the place which Thou hadst founded for them;

New American Standard 1977
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down
            To the place which Thou didst establish for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mountains were exposed; they descended through the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

King James 2000 Bible
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which you have founded for them.

American King James Version
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them.

American Standard Version
(The mountains rose, the valleys sank down) Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them.

Darby Bible Translation
The mountains rose, the valleys sank, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them; --

English Revised Version
They went up by the mountains, they went down by the valleys, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which thou hast founded for them.

World English Bible
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.

Young's Literal Translation
They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them.
Study Bible
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
7At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. 8The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them. 9You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:7
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

Psalm 104:9
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them.

they go up, etc. or, The mountains ascend, the valleys descend.

Genesis 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the …

(8) They go up.--This translation is grammatically possible, but is inconsistent with the preceding description. It is better therefore to take the clause parenthetically, and to make hills and valleys the subjects. Hills rise, valleys sink, an interesting anticipation of the disclosures of geology, which, though in a different sense, tells of the upheaval of mountains and depression of valleys. Two passages in Ovid have been adduced in illustration (Met. i. 43, 344). And Milton, no doubt with the psalm as well as Ovid in his mind, wrote

"Immediately the mountains huge appear

Emergent," &c--Paradise Lost, book vii.

Verse 8. - They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys; rather, they went up mountains; they went down valleys. In the general commotion of the waters, as they "hasted away," sometimes vast waves swept over mountain tops, sometimes huge floods washed down the courses of valleys - a graphic description of the scene which no eye saw, but which the poet figures to himself - a turmoil and confusion beyond that even of the great Deluge itself (see Genesis 7:17-19; Genesis 8:1-3). Unto the place which thou hast (rather, hadst) founded for them. The ocean bed, which had, in intention, been already prepared to receive them. They go up by the mountains, they go down by the valleys,.... The Targum is,

"they ascend out of the deep to the mountains;''

that is, the waters, when they went off the earth at the divine orders, steered their course up the mountains, and then went down by the valleys to the place appointed for them; they went over hills and dales, nothing could stop them or retard their course till they came to their proper place; which is another instance of the almighty power of the Son of God. Some render the words, "the mountains ascended, the valleys descended (m)"; and then the meaning is, when the depth of waters were called off the earth, the mountains and valleys appeared, the one seemed to rise up and the other to go down; but the former reading seems best, and emblematically describes the state of God's people in this world, in their passage to their appointed place; who have sometimes mountains of difficulties to go over, and which seem insuperable, and yet they surmount them; sometimes they are upon the mount of heaven by contemplation, and have their hearts and affections above; they mount up with wings as eagles; sometimes they are upon the mount of communion with God, and by his favour their mount stands strong, and they think they shall never be moved; at other times they are down in the valleys, in a low estate and condition; in low frames of soul, in a low exercise of grace, and in the valley of the shadow of death, of afflictive providences in soul or body: and as the waters, thus steering their course under a divine direction, and by an almighty power, at length came unto the place which, the psalmist says, thou hast founded for them, meaning the seas; which the Lord founded and prepared for the reception of them; and which collection of waters in one place he called by that name, Genesis 1:10. So the Lord's people, through a variety of circumstances, trials, and exercises, will be all brought safe to the place appointed for them, and prepared by Christ in his Father's house; where they will be swallowed up in the boundless ocean of everlasting love.

(m) So Pagninus, Musculus, Cocceius. 104:1-9 Every object we behold calls on us to bless and praise the Lord, who is great. His eternal power and Godhead are clearly shown by the things which he hath made. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. The Lord Jesus, the Son of his love, is the Light of the world.
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