New International Version
he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
King James Bible
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
Darby Bible Translation
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
World English Bible
He looks at the earth, and it trembles. He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
Young's Literal Translation
Who is looking to earth, and it trembleth, He cometh against hills, and they smoke.
Psalm 104:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He looketh on the earth - Even the look of God terrifies all created nature!
He toucheth the hills - So easy is it for God to burn up the earth and the worlds thereof, that even his touch kindles the mountains into flames! See Etna, Vesuvius, Stromboli, etc.; these are ignited by the touch of God. How majestic are these figures!
The renewal of the earth, and re-creation of deceased animals, shall take place when he shall shake terribly the heavens and the earth; when they shall be wrapped together as a scroll, and the earth and its works be dissolved, that is, after the general convulsion and conflagration of the world.
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Eversley, 1868. St Mary's Chester, 1871. Trinity Sunday. Psalm civ. 31, 33. "The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: The Lord shall rejoice in his works. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." This is Trinity Sunday, on which we think especially of the name of God. A day which, to a wise man, may well be one of the most solemn, and the most humiliating days of the whole year. For is it not humiliating to look stedfastly, …
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Lessons from Nature
The Creaturely Man.
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
The Lord, the LORD Almighty-- he touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it mourn; the whole land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt;
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