Psalm 104:32
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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.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

looketh

Psalm 77:16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

Psalm 97:4,5 His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled...

Psalm 114:7 Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Isaiah 64:2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to make your name known to your adversaries...

Jeremiah 4:23-26 I beheld the earth, and, see, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light...

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

Amos 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwells therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood...

Nahum 1:5,6 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...

Habakkuk 3:5,6,10 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

he toucheth

Psalm 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Psalm 144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire...

Isaiah 64:1,2 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence...

Revelation 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

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The Glory of the Trinity
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,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Lessons from Nature
This prejudice against the beauties of the material universe reminds me of the lingering love to Judaism, which acted like a spell upon Peter of old. When the sheet knit at the four corners descended before him, and the voice said, "Rise, Peter; kill, and eat," he replied that he had not eaten anything that was common or unclean. He needed that the voice should speak to him from heaven again and again before he would fully learn the lesson, "What God hath cleansed that call not thou common." The
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Creaturely Man.
"The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life."-- Job xxxiii. 4. The Eternal and Ever-blessed God comes into vital touch with the creature by an act proceeding not from the Father nor from the Son, but from the Holy Spirit. Translated by sovereign grace from death unto life, God's children are conscious of this divine fellowship; they know that it consists not in inward agreement of disposition or inclination, but in the mysterious touch of God upon their spiritual
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Of Confirmation.
It is surprising that it should have entered any one's mind to make a Sacrament of Confirmation out of that laying on of hands which Christ applied to little children, and by which the apostles bestowed the Holy Spirit, ordained presbyters, and healed the sick; as the Apostle writes to Timothy: "Lay hands suddenly on no man." (1 Tim. v. 22.) Why not also make a confirmation out of the sacrament of bread, because it is written: "And when he had received meat, he was strengthened" (Acts ix. 19); or
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Exodus 19:18
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.

Judges 5:5
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 97:4
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

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

Psalm 114:7
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Psalm 144:5
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

Amos 9:5
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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