New International Version
You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
King James Bible
Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hadst covered it with the deep, as with a vesture; the waters stood above the mountains:
World English Bible
You covered it with the deep as with a cloak. The waters stood above the mountains.
Young's Literal Translation
The abyss! as with clothing Thou hast covered it, Above hills do waters stand.
Psalm 104:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou coveredst it with the deep - This seems to be spoken in allusion to the creation of the earth, when it was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the waters invested the whole, till God separated the dry land from them; thus forming the seas and the terraqueous globe.
The poet Ovid has nearly the same idea: -
Densior his tellus, elementaque grandia traxit,
Et pressa est gravitate sua; circumfluus humor
Ultima possedit, solidumque coercuit orbem.
Met. lib. i., ver. 29.
Earth sinks beneath, and draws a numerous throng
Of ponderous, thick, unwieldy seeds along:
About her coasts unruly waters roar;
And, rising on a ridge, insult the shore.
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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.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name.
he builds his lofty palace in the heavens and sets its foundation on the earth; he calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name.
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