Psalm 65:6
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New International Version
who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,

New Living Translation
You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength.

English Standard Version
the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might;

New American Standard Bible
Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;

King James Bible
Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You establish the mountains by Your power, robed with strength.

International Standard Version
The One who established the mountains by his strength is clothed with omnipotence.

NET Bible
You created the mountains by your power, and demonstrated your strength.

New Heart English Bible
Who by his power forms the mountains, having armed yourself with strength;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He establishes the mountains by his power and is strong in his manliness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the one who set the mountains in place with his strength, the one who is clothed with power,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who by Thy strength settest fast the mountains, Who art girded about with might;

New American Standard 1977
Who dost establish the mountains by His strength,
            Being girded with might;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou art he who doth establish the mountains by thy strength, being girded with valour:

King James 2000 Bible
Who by his strength established the mountains; being girded with power:

American King James Version
Which by his strength sets fast the mountains; being girded with power:

American Standard Version
Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains, Being girded about with might;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded with power:

Darby Bible Translation
Who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with power;

English Revised Version
Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded about with might:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

World English Bible
Who by his power forms the mountains, having armed yourself with strength;

Young's Literal Translation
Establishing mountains by His power, He hath been girded with might,
Study Bible
Praise Waits for You, God, in Zion
5By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; 6Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might; 7Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.…
Cross References
Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

Psalm 95:4
In whose hand are the depths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also.

Amos 4:13
For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name.
Treasury of Scripture

Which by his strength sets fast the mountains; being girded with power:

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Psalm 24:2 For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

Psalm 119:90 Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the …

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the …

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Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed …

1 Samuel 2:4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are …

Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

(6) Girded.--We see the Divine Architect of the world, girt for his labours in the Oriental fashion (see Note, Psalm 18:32), setting the mountains firm on their bases (comp. Psalm 75:3), the poet evidently thinking at the same time how empires, as well as mountains, owe their stability to God.

Verses 6-8. - God having been praised for his moral qualities, is now further eulogized in respect of his doings in nature. The mountains set forth his majesty and permanence (ver. 6); the seas and waves, his power to control and subdue (ver. 7); the outgoings of the morning and evening - sunrise and sunset - his gracious loving kindness (ver. 8). Verse 6. - Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains (comp. Psalm 36:6; Psalm 95:4; Amos 4:13). The mountains are an emblem of God's strength and firmness and fixedness. They stand up in still and silent majesty; they seem as if they could never be moved. He who created them must be girded with power (camp. Psalm 93:1). Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains,.... In the first creation and formation of them, when they were settled on their basis so firmly that they are rarely removed, and when they are it is something extraordinary. Some understand this of the Lord's preparing the mountains with the rain of his strength, for the bringing forth of herbs and grass for the service of man and beast, and of his adorning them with trees; and the Targum is,

"who preparest food for the wild goats of the mountains;''

others interpret them of kingdoms and communities, comparable to mountains, Jeremiah 51:25; but these are not set fast, they are not firm and stable, but in a course of time are removed, and give way to others; rather the church of God is meant; see Isaiah 2:2; where the same phrase is used as here; and "mountains" may signify particular churches, or indeed particular believers; for all that trust in the Lord are like to mountains, Psalm 125:1; and these are set fast in the everlasting love of God, by which their mountain is made to stand strong; in eternal election, which is the foundation of God that stands sure; in the covenant of grace, which is more immovable than hills and mountains; and on Christ the Rock, against whom the gates of hell can never prevail; and who are so established, settled, and kept by the power of God, that they cannot be removed by the most boisterous storms and winds of the world's persecutions, Satan's temptations, or their own sins and corruptions;

being girded with power: not the mountains, but God himself; whose power, like himself, is infinite, and appears in the works of his hands, of nature, providence, and grace: the allusion is to a mighty man girded for battle; or for the performance of great undertakings. 6-13. God's great power and goodness are the grounds of this confidence. These are illustrated in His control of the mightiest agencies of nature and nations affecting men with awe and dread (Ps 26:7; 98:1, etc.), and in His fertilizing showers, causing the earth to produce abundantly for man and beast.65:6-13 That Almighty strength which sets fast the mountains, upholds the believer. That word which stills the stormy ocean, and speaks it into a calm, can silence our enemies. How contrary soever light and darkness are to each other, it is hard to say which is most welcome. Does the watchman wait for the morning? so does the labourer earnestly desire the shades of evening. Some understand it of the morning and evening sacrifices. We are to look upon daily worship, both alone and with our families, to be the most needful of our daily occupations, the most delightful of our daily comforts. How much the fruitfulness of this lower part of the creation depends upon the influence of the upper, is easy to observe; every good and perfect gift is from above. He who enriches the earth, which is filled with man's sins, by his abundant and varied bounty, can neither want power nor will to feed the souls of his people. Temporal mercies to us unworthy creatures, shadow forth more important blessings. The rising of the Sun of righteousness, and the pouring forth of the influences of the Holy Spirit, that river of God, full of the waters of life and salvation, render the hard, barren, worthless hearts of sinners fruitful in every good work, and change the face of nations more than the sun and rain change the face of nature. Wherever the Lord passes, by his preached gospel, attended by his Holy Spirit, his paths drop fatness, and numbers are taught to rejoice in and praise him. They will descend upon the pastures of the wilderness, all the earth shall hear and embrace the gospel, and bring forth abundantly the fruits of righteousness which are, through Jesus Christ, to the glory of the Father. Manifold and marvellous, O Lord, are thy works, whether of nature or of grace; surely in loving-kindness hast thou made them all.
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