Habakkuk 3:6
New International Version
He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed-- but he marches on forever.

New Living Translation
When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One!

English Standard Version
He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.

Berean Study Bible
He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains were scattered; the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.

New American Standard Bible
He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

King James Bible
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

Christian Standard Bible
He stands and shakes the earth; he looks and startles the nations. The age-old mountains break apart; the ancient hills sink down. His pathways are ancient.

Contemporary English Version
When you stopped, the earth shook; when you stared, nations trembled; when you walked along your ancient paths, eternal mountains and hills crumbled and collapsed.

Good News Translation
When he stops, the earth shakes; at his glance the nations tremble. The eternal mountains are shattered; the everlasting hills sink down, the hills where he walked in ancient times.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He stands and shakes the earth; He looks and startles the nations. The age-old mountains break apart; the ancient hills sink down. His pathways are ancient.

International Standard Version
He stood up and shook the land; with his stare he startled the nations. The age-old mountains were shattered, and the ancient hilltops bowed down. His ways are eternal.

NET Bible
He takes his battle position and shakes the earth; with a mere look he frightens the nations. The ancient mountains disintegrate; the primeval hills are flattened. He travels on the ancient roads.

New Heart English Bible
He stood, and shook the earth. He looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains were crumbled. The age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He stands and shakes the earth. He casts a glance and startles the nations. The oldest mountains break apart. The ancient hills sink. The ancient paths belong to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He standeth, and shaketh the earth, He beholdeth, and maketh the nations to tremble; And the everlasting mountains are dashed in pieces, The ancient hills do bow; His goings are as of old.

New American Standard 1977
He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He stood and measured the earth; he beheld and drove out the Gentiles; and the ancient mountains crumbled, the ancient hills; the ways of the world bowed unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

American King James Version
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

American Standard Version
He stood, and measured the earth; He beheld, and drove asunder the nations; And the eternal mountains were scattered; The everlasting hills did bow; His goings were as of old.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He stood and measured the earth. He beheld, and melted the nations: and the ancient mountains were crushed to pieces. The hills of the world were bowed down by the journeys of his eternity.

Darby Bible Translation
He stood, and measured the earth; He beheld, and discomfited the nations; And the eternal mountains were scattered, The everlasting hills gave way: His ways are everlasting.

English Revised Version
He stood, and measured the earth; he beheld, and drove asunder the nations: and the eternal mountains were scattered, the everlasting hills did bow; his goings were as of old.

Webster's Bible Translation
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

World English Bible
He stood, and shook the earth. He looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains were crumbled. The age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath stood, and He measureth earth, He hath seen, and He shaketh off nations, And scatter themselves do mountains of antiquity, Bowed have the hills of old, The ways of old are His.
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Habakkuk's Prayer
5Plague went before Him, and pestilence followed in His steps. 6He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains were scattered; the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting. 7I saw the tents of Cushan in distress; the curtains of Midian were trembling.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:15
with the best of the ancient mountains and the bounty of the everlasting hills,

Job 21:18
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm?

Psalm 35:5
May they be like chaff in the wind, as the angel of the LORD drives them away.

Psalm 114:4
the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction.

Zechariah 14:4
On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half the mountain moving to the north and half to the south.

Treasury of Scripture

He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

and measured.

Exodus 15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, …

Exodus 21:31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according …

Numbers 34:1-29 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when …

Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all …

and drove.

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because …

Joshua 11:18-23 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings…

Nehemiah 9:22-24 Moreover you gave them kingdoms and nations, and did divide them …

Psalm 135:8-12 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast…

the everlasting.

Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the …

Genesis 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of …

Deuteronomy 33:15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious …

Judges 5:5 The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before …

Psalm 68:16 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires …

Psalm 114:4-7 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs…

Isaiah 64:1-3 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

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

Zechariah 14:4,5 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which …

his.

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the …

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them …

Isaiah 51:6,8 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: …

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.







Lexicon
He stood
עָמַ֣ד ׀ (‘ā·maḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

and measured
וַיְמֹ֣דֶד (way·mō·ḏeḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4058: To stretch, to measure, to be extended

the earth;
אֶ֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

He looked
רָאָה֙ (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and startled
וַיַּתֵּ֣ר (way·yat·têr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5425: To jump, be violently agitated, to terrify, shake off, untie

the nations;
גּוֹיִ֔ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

the ancient
עַ֔ד (‘aḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity

mountains
הַרְרֵי־ (har·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2042: Hill, mountain

were scattered;
וַיִּתְפֹּֽצְצוּ֙ (way·yiṯ·pō·ṣə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

the perpetual
עוֹלָ֑ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

hills
גִּבְע֣וֹת (giḇ·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

bowed.
שַׁח֖וּ (ša·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

His
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

ways [are]
הֲלִיכ֥וֹת (hă·lî·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1979: A walking, a procession, march, a caravan

everlasting.
עוֹלָ֖ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always
(6) He stood, and measured the earth . . .--Better, He has taken His stand and measured the earth, He has looked and made the heathen tremble; and the primeval mountains are broken up, the ancient hills sink down; His goings are as of old; i.e., His proceedings are the same as of old time, when He brought up Israel from Egypt. God measures or parcels out the earth; and the usurping invader is put to confusion. The mountains are convulsed, as was Sinai of old. (Comp. Judges 5:5, Psalm 68:8.)

Verse 6. - He stood, and measured the earth. God takes his stand, and surveys the earth which he is visiting in judgment. As his glory filled the heavens, so now he with his presence paces the earth, measuring it, as it were, with his foot. He considers, too, all the doings of the children of men, and requites them accordingly. Vulgate, Stetit, et mensus est terram. So the Syriac. On the other hand, the LXX. gives, Αστη καὶ ἐσαλέυθη ἡ γῆ, "The earth stood and quaked." Thus the Chaldee, and many modern commentators, "rocketh the earth." This rendering seems to anticipate what follows, and is not so suitable as the other, though it is quite admissible. Drove asunder. Dispersed and scattered. Septuagint, διετάκη ἔθνη, "nations melted away." Others translate, "made to tremble" (Exodus 15:15, etc.). The everlasting mountains. Mountains that have lasted as long as creation, and are emblems of stability and permanence (Deuteronomy 33:15). Were scattered; or, were shattered (comp. Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5). His ways are everlasting. This is best taken alone, not as connected grammatically with the preceding clause, and epexegetical of the "hills and mountains," which are called God's "ways," i.e. his chief creative acts, as Job 40:19; Proverbs 8:22; but it means that, as God acted of old, so he acts now; "The ancient ways of acting are his" (Proverbs 31:27). "He reneweth his progresses of old time" (Delitzsch). The eternal, unchangeable purpose and operation of God are contrasted with the disruption of "the everlasting hills." The Greek and Latin Versions connect the words with what precedes. Septuagint, Ἐτάκησαν βουνοὶ αἰώνιοι πορείας αἰωνίας, "The everlasting hills melted at his everlasting goings;" Vulgate, Incurvati sunt colles mundi ab itineribus aeternitatis ejus, where the idea seems to be that the high places of the earth are God's paths when he visits the world. 3:3-15 God's people, when in distress, and ready to despair, seek help by considering the days of old, and the years of ancient times, and by pleading them with God in prayer. The resemblance between the Babylonish and Egyptian captivities, naturally presents itself to the mind, as well as the possibility of a like deliverance through the power of Jehovah. God appeared in his glory. All the powers of nature are shaken, and the course of nature changed, but all is for the salvation of God's own people. Even what seems least likely, shall be made to work for their salvation. Hereby is given a type and figure of the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ. It is for salvation with thine anointed. Joshua who led the armies of Israel, was a figure of Him whose name he bare, even Jesus, our Joshua. In all the salvations wrought for them, God looked upon Christ the Anointed, and brought deliverances to pass by him. All the wonders done for Israel of old, were nothing to that which was done when the Son of God suffered on the cross for the sins of his people. How glorious his resurrection and ascension! And how much more glorious will be his second coming, to put an end to all that opposes him, and all that causes suffering to his people!
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