New International Version
Listen to what the LORD says: "Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the hills hear what you have to say.
King James Bible
Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear ye now what Jehovah saith: Arise, contend before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
World English Bible
Listen now to what Yahweh says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear what you have to say.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear, I pray you, that which Jehovah is saying: 'Rise -- strive thou with the mountains, And cause thou the hills to hear thy voice.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Arise, contend thou - This chapter is a sort of dialogue between God and the people. God speaks the five first verses, and convicts the people of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The People, convinced of their iniquity, deprecate God's judgments, in the sixth and seventh verses. In the eighth verse God prescribes the way in which they are to be saved; and then the prophet, by the command of God, goes on to remonstrate from the ninth verse to the end of the chapter.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Arise. The manner of raising attention, says Abp. Newcome, in ver.
, by calling a man to urge his plea in the face of all nature, and on the inanimate creation to hear the expostulation of Jehovah with his people, is truly awakening and magnificent. The words of Jehovah follow in ver.
; and God's mercies having been set before the people, one of them is introduced in a beautiful manner, asking what his duty is towards so gracious a God, ver.
. The answer follows in the words of the prophet, ver.
before. or, with.
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1 Samuel 12:7
Now then, stand here, because I am going to confront you with evidence before the LORD as to all the righteous acts performed by the LORD for you and your ancestors.
I will take vengeance in anger and wrath on the nations that have not obeyed me."
"Hear, you mountains, the LORD's accusation; listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the LORD has a case against his people; he is lodging a charge against Israel.
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