Psalm 98:8
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New International Version
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;

New Living Translation
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy

English Standard Version
Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together

New American Standard Bible
Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy

King James Bible
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains shout together for joy

International Standard Version
let the rivers clap their hands in unison; and let the mountains sing for joy

NET Bible
Let the rivers clap their hands! Let the mountains sing in unison

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The rivers will clap hands together and the mountains will sing

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the rivers clap their hands and the mountains sing joyfully

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains be joyful together

King James 2000 Bible
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

American King James Version
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

American Standard Version
Let the floods clap their hands; Let the hills sing for joy together

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together

Darby Bible Translation
Let the floods clap [their] hands; let the mountains sing for joy together,

English Revised Version
Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together;

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

World English Bible
Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.

Young's Literal Translation
Floods clap hand, together hills cry aloud,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

98:4-9 Let all the children of men rejoice in the setting up the kingdom of Christ, for all may benefit by it. The different orders of rational creatures in the universe, seem to be described in figurative language in the reign of the great Messiah. The kingdom of Christ will be a blessing to the whole creation. We expect his second coming to begin his glorious reign. Then shall heaven and earth rejoice, and the joy of the redeemed shall be full. But sin and its dreadful effects will not be utterly done away, till the Lord come to judge the world in righteousness. Seeing then that we look for such things, let us give diligence that we may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Let the floods clap their hands. This bold metaphor occurs only here and in Isaiah 55:12, where the "trees" are asked to "clap their hands." Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; or, sing for joy together; i.e. join with the rest of nature in expressing gladness.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let the floods clap their hands,.... Or "rivers" (e), dashing against their banks, as they pass along; a prosopopoeia, as the preceding and following, expressing great joy on account of the Messiah, the reigning King. Aben Ezra interprets this of men that are in rivers, as the sea; in the preceding verse of such that are in ships at sea; and the hills in the next clause of such that dwell on them;

let the hills be joyful together; see Isaiah 55:12.

(e) "fluvii", Cocceius, Gejerus, so Ainsworth.



Psalm 98:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sing to the Lord a New Song!
7Let the sea roar and all it contains, The world and those who dwell in it. 8Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy 9Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.
Cross References
Psalm 47:1
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

Psalm 65:12
The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.

Psalm 65:13
The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Psalm 89:12
You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.

Psalm 93:3
The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

Isaiah 44:23
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.

Isaiah 55:12
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Habakkuk 3:10
the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.
Treasury of Scripture

Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

let the floods

Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph.

2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and …

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains …

hills

Psalm 65:12,13 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills …

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