Psalm 104:5
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English Standard Version
He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.

King James Bible
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

American Standard Version
Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He is able to show Himself thus gracious to His own, for He is the supra-mundane, all-ruling King. With this thought the poet draws on to the close of his song of praise. The heavens in opposition to the earth, as in Psalm 115:3; Ecclesiastes 5:12, is the unchangeable realm above the rise and fall of things here below. On Psalm 103:19 cf. 1 Chronicles 29:12. בּכּל refers to everything created without exception, the universe of created things. In connection with the heavens of glory the poet cannot but call to mind the angels. His call to these to join in the praise of Jahve has its parallel only in Psalm 29:1-11 and Psalm 148:1-14. It arises from the consciousness of the church on earth that it stands in living like-minded fellowship with the angels of God, and that it possesses a dignity which rises above all created things, even the angels which are appointed to serve it (Psalm 91:11). They are called גּבּרים as in Joel 3:11, and in fact גּבּרי כּח, as the strong to whom belongs strength unequalled. Their life endowed with heroic strength is spent entirely - an example for mortals - in an obedient execution of the word of God. לשׁמע is a definition not of the purpose, but of the manner: obediendo (as in Genesis 2:3 perficiendo). Hearing the call of His word, they also forthwith put it into execution. the hosts (צבאיו), as משׁרתיו shows, are the celestial spirits gathered around the angels of a higher rank (cf. Luke 2:13), the innumerable λειτουργικὰ πνεῦματα (Psalm 104:4, Daniel 7:10; Hebrews 1:14), for there is a hierarchia caelestis. From the archangels the poet comes to the myriads of the heavenly hosts, and from these to all creatures, that they, wheresoever they may be throughout Jahve's wide domain, may join in the song of praise that is to be struck up; and from this point he comes back to his own soul, which he modestly includes among the creatures mentioned in the third passage. A threefold בּרכי נפשׁי now corresponds to the threefold בּרכוּ; and inasmuch as the poet thus comes back to his own soul, his Psalm also turns back into itself and assumes the form of a converging circle.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

who laid the foundations of the earth. Heb. He hath founded the earth upon her bases.

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

Psalm 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever.

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding...

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Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Psalm 96:10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved...

Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise...

Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and on them he has set the world.

Job 38:4
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

Psalm 24:2
for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Proverbs 8:29
when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

Ecclesiastes 1:4
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

Micah 6:2
Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the LORD has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel.

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