Nahum 1:5
New International Version
The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.

New Living Translation
In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.

English Standard Version
The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.

Berean Study Bible
The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles at His presence—the world and all its dwellers.

King James Bible
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

New King James Version
The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.

New American Standard Bible
Mountains quake because of Him, And the hills come apart; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.

NASB 1995
Mountains quake because of Him And the hills dissolve; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.

NASB 1977
Mountains quake because of Him, And the hills dissolve; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.

Amplified Bible
The mountains quake before Him And the hills melt away; Indeed the earth is shaken by His presence— Yes, the world and all that dwell in it.

Christian Standard Bible
The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt; the earth trembles at his presence — the world and all who live in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt; the earth trembles at His presence— the world and all who live in it.

American Standard Version
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Mountains shook from before him and the hills are broken apart; the Earth shook from before him, the world and all its inhabitants

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mountains quake at him, and the hills are shaken, and the earth recoils at his presence, even the world, and all that dwell in it.

Contemporary English Version
At the sight of the LORD, mountains and hills tremble and melt; the earth and its people shudder and shake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains tremble at him, and the hills are made desolate: and the earth hath quaked at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.

English Revised Version
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Good News Translation
Mountains quake in the presence of the LORD; hills melt before him. The earth shakes when the LORD appears; the world and all its people tremble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains quake because of him. The hills melt. The earth draws back in his presence. The world and all who live in it draw back as well.

International Standard Version
Mountains shake because of him, and the hills melt. The earth goes into upheaval at his presence, as does the world with all of its inhabitants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains quake at Him, And the hills melt; And the earth is upheaved at His presence, Yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Literal Standard Version
Mountains have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And the earth [is] lifted up at His presence, And the world and all dwelling in it.

NET Bible
The mountains tremble before him, the hills convulse; the earth is laid waste before him, the world and all its inhabitants are laid waste.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.

World English Bible
The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.

Young's Literal Translation
Mountains have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And lifted up is the earth at His presence, And the world and all dwelling in it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Oracle of Nineveh
4He rebukes the sea and dries it up; He makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. 5The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles at His presence— the world and all its dwellers. 6Who can withstand His indignation? Who can endure His burning anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; even rocks are shattered before Him.…

Cross References
Revelation 6:14
The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.

Exodus 19:18
Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had descended on it in fire. And the smoke rose like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.

2 Samuel 22:8
Then the earth shook and quaked; the foundations of the heavens trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

Psalm 18:7
Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

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

Psalm 97:5
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Psalm 98:7
Let the sea resound, and all that fills it, the world, and all who dwell in it.


Treasury of Scripture

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.

mountains.

2 Samuel 22:8
Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

Psalm 29:5,6
The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon…

Psalm 68:8
The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

the hills.

Judges 5:5
The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.

Psalm 46:6
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Psalm 97:5
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

the earth.

2 Peter 3:7-12
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men…









(5) Is burned.--Better, heaves.

Verse 5. - The mountains quake. The mountains, the very emblems of stability, tremble before him (Adios 8:8). The hills melt; Οἱ βουνοὶ ἐσαλεύθησαν, "The hills were shaken" (Septuagint). The hills dissolve like wax or anew at his presence (see Amos 4:13; Micah 1:4). Burned; Septuagint, ἀνεστάλη, "recoils," "is upheaved," as by an earthquake. This rendering has the greatest authority. The world; i.e. the habitable world, and all living creatures therein (Joel 1:18-20). Nature animate and inanimate is represented as actuated by the terror of conscious guilt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The mountains
הָרִים֙ (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

quake
רָעֲשׁ֣וּ (rā·‘ă·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7493: To undulate, through fear, to spring

before Him,
מִמֶּ֔נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

and the hills
וְהַגְּבָע֖וֹת (wə·hag·gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1389: A hillock

melt away;
הִתְמֹגָ֑גוּ (hiṯ·mō·ḡā·ḡū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4127: To melt

the earth
הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

trembles
וַתִּשָּׂ֤א (wat·tiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

at His presence—
מִפָּנָ֔יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

the world
וְתֵבֵ֖ל (wə·ṯê·ḇêl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

its dwellers.
יֹ֥שְׁבֵי (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry


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