New American Standard Bible
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.
King James Bible
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
Darby Bible Translation
The mountains rose, the valleys sank, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them; --
World English Bible
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.
Young's Literal Translation
They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They go up by the mountains ... - That is, when they were gathered together into seas. They seemed to roll and tumble over hills and mountains, and to run down in valleys, until they found the deep hollows which had been formed for seas, and where they were permanently collected together. The margin here is, "The mountains ascend, the valleys descend." So it is translated in the Septuagint, in the Latin Vulgate, by Luther, and by DeWette. The more natural idea, however, is that in our translation: "They (the waters) go up mountains; they descend valleys."
Unto the place - The deep hollows of the earth, which seem to have been scooped out to make a place for them.
Which thou hast founded for them - Where thou hast laid a permanent foundation for them on which to rest; that is, which thou hast prepared for them.
LibraryOf Good Angels
"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Heb. 1:14. 1. Many of the ancient Heathens had (probably from tradition) some notion of good and evil angels. They had some conception of a superior order of beings, between men and God, whom the Greeks generally termed demons, (knowing ones,) and the Romans, genii. Some of these they supposed to be kind and benevolent, delighting in doing good; others, to be malicious and cruel, delighting in …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
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