Psalm 36:6
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New International Version
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.

New Living Translation
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.

English Standard Version
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

King James Bible
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains; Your judgments, like the deepest sea. LORD, You preserve man and beast.

International Standard Version
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.

NET Bible
Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.

New Heart English Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. LORD, you preserve man and animal.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your righteousness is like the mountains, Oh God, and your judgments like the great abyss!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments like the deep ocean. You save people and animals, O LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep; Man and beast Thou preservest, O LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God;
            Thy judgments are like a great deep.
            O LORD, Thou preservest man and beast.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep; O LORD, thou dost preserve man and beast.

King James 2000 Bible
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

American King James Version
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

American Standard Version
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord :

Darby Bible Translation
Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.

English Revised Version
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

World English Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy righteousness is as mountains of God, Thy judgments are a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.
Study Bible
There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes
5Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast. 7How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Nehemiah 9:6
"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.

Job 7:20
"Have I sinned? What have I done to You, O watcher of men? Why have You set me as Your target, So that I am a burden to myself?

Job 11:8
"They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?

Psalm 68:15
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

Psalm 71:19
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

Psalm 77:19
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.

Psalm 92:5
How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 104:14
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

Psalm 104:15
And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.
Treasury of Scripture

Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

righteousness

Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great …

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment …

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Isaiah 45:19,21-24 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said …

Romans 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood…

great mountains [heb.] mountains of God

Exodus 9:28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty …

1 Samuel 14:15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all …

judgments

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your …

Psalm 92:5 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

Job 11:7-9 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty …

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in …

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, …

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

thou

Psalm 104:14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service …

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why …

Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city…

Matthew 10:29,30 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not …

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust …

(6) Great mountains.--See margin, and compare Psalm 80:10, "cedars of God." So too the rain is called "God's brook." The epithet not only implies greatness and dignity, but also has reference to God as Creator.

A great deep.--The reference, as usual, with the words deep, depth, is to the great abyss of waters, of which the seas were regarded as the surface.

The twofold comparison in this verse recalls Wordsworth's lines--

"Two voices are there: one is of the sea.

One of the mountains--each a mighty voice."

but while to the modern poet the voice is Liberty, to the ancient Hebrew it is Righteousness. The majesty of the hills has often suggested the supremacy of right over wrong--

"Thou hast a voice, great mountain, to repeal

Large codes of fraud and woe."

The calm of the infinite sea has often soothed agitated souls. Hebrew poetry connected both immediately with God. the uplifted strength of the hills became an emblem of His eternal truth; the depth and expanse of the infinite sea of His outspread goodness and inexhaustible justice.

Verse 6. - Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; literally, like the mountains of God; and so Luther, Rosenmuller, Hengstenberg, Kay, Cheyne, and the Revised Version. According to the Hebrew idiom, this means "the very greatest mountains" - those which seem to stand the strongest and the firmest. Thy judgments are a great deep; i.e. such as man cannot fathom - unsearchable - past finding out. O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. The providential care of God for his creatures is another of his leading characteristics, and one especially deserving man's attention and gratitude. It is a form of his loving-kindness. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains,.... Or, "the mountains of God"; so called for their excellency, as the cedars of God, Psalm 80:10; or, as Gussetius (e) observes, the greatest and highest mountains, which are here meant, reaching above the clouds and the region of the air, are the pillars of the palace of God, and a part of it; and therefore called his mountains with great propriety, to which his righteousness is compared: that is, either the righteousness of God in the government of the world, which is sometimes like the high mountains, not to be reached and accounted for in the present state of things, though always is, and is immovable as they are; or the righteousness of God, by which he justifies sinners, which may be said to be as the mountains of God, because of the dignity of his person, who has wrought it out; and because of the clear manifestation of it, the Gospel, and so visible, as high mountains; and because of the immovableness and duration of it;

thy judgments are a great deep; both in a way of providence, many of them being at present not to be traced, though before long they will be made manifest; and in a way of grace, such as the choice of some, and the leaving of others, the rejection of the Jews, and the call of the Gentiles; see Romans 11:33;

O Lord, thou preservest man and beast; in a providential way, upholding each in their being, and supplying them with the necessaries of life: some understand this figuratively, of God's saving Jews and Gentiles, wise and unwise, and particularly those who, through humility and modesty, as Jarchi says, compare themselves to beasts, because of their ignorance and stupidity, Proverbs 30:2.

(e) Ebr. Comment. p. 66. 6. righteousness [and] judgments—qualities of a good government (Ps 5:8; 31:1). These all are set forth, by the figures used, as unbounded.36:5-12 Men may shut up their compassion, yet, with God we shall find mercy. This is great comfort to all believers, plainly to be seen, and not to be taken away. God does all wisely and well; but what he does we know not now, it is time enough to know hereafter. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints. They put themselves under his protection, and then are safe and easy. Gracious souls, though still desiring more of God, never desire more than God. The gifts of Providence so far satisfy them, that they are content with such things as they have. The benefit of holy ordinances is sweet to a sanctified soul, and strengthening to the spiritual and Divine life. But full satisfaction is reserved for the future state. Their joys shall be constant. God not only works in them a gracious desire for these pleasures, but by his Spirit fills their souls with joy and peace in believing. He quickens whom he will; and whoever will, may come, and take from him of the waters of life freely. May we know, and love, and uprightly serve the Lord; then no proud enemy, on earth or from hell, shall separate us from his love. Faith calleth things that are not, as though they were. It carries us forward to the end of time; it shows us the Lord, on his throne of judgment; the empire of sin fallen to rise no more.
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