Psalm 97:5
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New International Version
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

New Living Translation
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

English Standard Version
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

King James Bible
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Christian Standard Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD--at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Contemporary English Version
Mountains melt away like wax in the presence of the LORD of all the earth.

Good News Translation
The hills melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD-- at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

International Standard Version
Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence— In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.

NET Bible
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of the whole earth.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the mountains melted like wax before Lord Jehovah, the Lord of all the Earth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains melt like wax in the presence of the LORD, in the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

New American Standard 1977
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

King James 2000 Bible
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

American King James Version
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

American Standard Version
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

English Revised Version
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth;

Webster's Bible Translation
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

World English Bible
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Hills, like wax, melted before Jehovah, Before the Lord of all the earth.
Study Bible
Let the Earth Rejoice
4His lightning illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory.…
Cross References
Joshua 3:11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead of you into the Jordan.

Psalm 46:6
Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is blown away, You will drive them out; as wax melts before the fire, the wicked will perish in the presence of God.

Psalm 104:32
He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smolder.

Amos 9:5
The Lord, the GOD of Hosts, He who touches the earth and melts it, and all its dwellers mourn--all the land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt--

Micah 1:4
The mountains will melt beneath Him, and the valleys will split apart, like wax before the fire, like water cascading down a slope.

Nahum 1:5
The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles at His presence--the world and all its dwellers.

Treasury of Scripture

The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

hills

Judges 5:4,5 LORD, when you went out of Seir, when you marched out of the field …

Isaiah 24:19,20 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the …

Isaiah 64:1,2 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

Micah 1:3,4 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come …

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is …

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

the Lord of

Psalm 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the …

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and …

Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make your horn iron, …

Zechariah 4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the …

Mark 11:3 And if any man say to you, Why do you this? say you that the Lord …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …







(5) The hills melted.--Comp. Psalm 68:8, Note: Micah 1:4.

The Lord of the whole earth.--An expression first met with exactly in Joshua 3:11-13, though Abraham speaks of God as judge of the whole earth (Genesis 18:25). (Comp. Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:10; Zechariah 6:5.) Though Jehovah was the tribal God, yet in marked distinction to surrounding tribes Israel regarded Him as having universal dominion.

Verse 5. - The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord (comp. Judges 5:5; Isaiah 64:1; Micah 1:4). The earth itself is regarded as not only shaken (ver. 4), but as melting and crumbling away at the descent of God from heaven to earth (comp. 2 Peter 3:10). At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth (comp. Joshua 3:11, 13; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14; Zechariah 6:5). The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,.... Kimchi interprets the "hills" of the kings of the wicked; and it was verified in Herod and his nobles, and the citizens of Jerusalem, who, when they heard of the coming of the Messiah, of the birth of the King of the Jews, were exceedingly moved and troubled; their hearts melted like wax within them, Matthew 2:1, so when he appeared, in the power of his Gospel, in the Gentile world, and went forth in the ministration of it, conquering, and to conquer, all fled before him; every mountain and island were moved out of their places; and the kings of the earth, and great men, ran to the rocks to hide them from his face, which they could not bear, Revelation 6:14, and the like events, and more terrible, will they be, when he comes to destroy antichrist, and especially to judge the world, Revelation 16:19.

at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth; as Christ is; he is Lord of all, the Prince of the kings of the earth, Acts 10:36, Revelation 1:5, and as he will show himself to be at the great day; and that is the reason why the proud and lofty, comparable to hills and mountains, shall melt at his presence. 97:1-7 Though many have been made happy in Christ, still there is room. And all have reason to rejoice in Christ's government. There is a depth in his counsels, which we must not pretend to fathom; but still righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Christ's government, though it might be matter of joy to all, will yet be matter of terror to some; but it is their own fault that it is so. The most resolute and daring opposition will be baffled at the presence of the Lord. And the Lord Jesus will ere long come, and put an end to idol worship of every kind.



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