Isaiah 64:3
New International Version
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

New Living Translation
When you came down long ago, you did awesome deeds beyond our highest expectations. And oh, how the mountains quaked!

English Standard Version
When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

Berean Study Bible
When You did awesome works that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled at Your presence.

King James Bible
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

New King James Version
When You did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, The mountains shook at Your presence.

New American Standard Bible
When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.

NASB 1995
When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.

NASB 1977
When Thou didst awesome things which we did not expect, Thou didst come down, the mountains quaked at Thy presence.

Amplified Bible
When You did awesome and amazing things which we did not expect, You came down [at Sinai]; the mountains quaked at Your presence.

Christian Standard Bible
When you did awesome works that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains quaked at your presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When You did awesome works that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains quaked at Your presence.

American Standard Version
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains quaked at thy presence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When you did wonders that we did not expect, you came down and the mountains quaked before you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
whenever thou shalt work gloriously; trembling from thee shall take hold upon the mountains.

Contemporary English Version
Your fearsome deeds have completely amazed us; even the mountains shake when you come down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou shalt do wonderful things, we shall not bear them: thou didst come down, and at thy presence the mountains melted away.

English Revised Version
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

Good News Translation
There was a time when you came and did terrifying things that we did not expect; the mountains saw you and shook with fear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you did awe-inspiring things that we didn't expect, you came down and the mountains quaked in your presence.

International Standard Version
When you did awesome deeds that we expected, you came down, and the mountains shuddered before you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When Thou didst tremendous things Which we looked not for-- Oh that Thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might quake at Thy presence!--

Literal Standard Version
In Your doing fearful things [that] we do not expect, "" You came down, "" Mountains flowed from Your presence.

NET Bible
When you performed awesome deeds that took us by surprise, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

New Heart English Bible
When you did awesome things which we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

World English Bible
When you did awesome things which we didn't look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

Young's Literal Translation
In Thy doing fearful things -- we expect not, Thou didst come down, From Thy presence did mountains flow.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for God's Power
2as fire kindles the brushwood and causes the water to boil, to make Your name known to Your enemies, so that the nations will tremble at Your presence! 3When You did awesome works that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled at Your presence. 4From ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.…

Cross References
Psalm 65:5
With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.

Psalm 66:5
Come and see the works of God; how awesome are His deeds toward mankind.

Psalm 106:22
wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore the anger of the LORD burns against His people; His hand is raised against them to strike them down. The mountains quake, and the corpses lay like refuse in the streets. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.


Treasury of Scripture

When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.

thou didst

Exodus 34:10
And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

Deuteronomy 4:34
Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Deuteronomy 10:21
He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

the mountains

Isaiah 64:1
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

Habakkuk 3:3,6
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise…









(3) When thou didst terrible things . . .--The latter clause, "thou camest down . . ." is supposed by some critics to be an accidental repetition from Isaiah 64:1. By others it is taken as an intentional repetition, emphasising the previous assertion, after the manner of Hebrew poetry. The latter view seems to have most in its favour.

Verse 3 - When thou didst terrible things (comp. Deuteronomy 10:21; 2 Samuel 7:23; Psalm 49:4; Psalm 106:22). The phrase, as Mr. Cheyne remarks, is a "standing" one for the wonders of the Exodus. Which we looked not for; i.e. which transcended our utmost expectations. Thou earnest down (see Exodus 19:11, 20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When You did
בַּעֲשׂוֹתְךָ֥ (ba·‘ă·śō·wṯ·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

awesome works
נוֹרָא֖וֹת (nō·w·rā·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

that we did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

expect,
נְקַוֶּ֑ה (nə·qaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

You came down,
יָרַ֕דְתָּ (yā·raḏ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

and the mountains
הָרִ֥ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

trembled
נָזֹֽלּוּ׃ (nā·zōl·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2151: To shake, to quake, to be loose morally, worthless, prodigal

at Your presence.
מִפָּנֶ֖יךָ (mip·pā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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