New International Version
The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
King James Bible
The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
Darby Bible Translation
The voice of Jehovah maketh the hinds to calve, and layeth bare the forests; and in his temple doth every one say, Glory!
World English Bible
Yahweh's voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In his temple everything says, "Glory!"
Young's Literal Translation
The voice of Jehovah paineth the oaks, And maketh bare the forests, And in His temple every one saith, 'Glory.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Maketh the hinds to calve - Strikes terror through all the tribes of animals; which sometimes occasions those which are pregnant to cast their young. This, I believe, to be the whole that is meant by the text. I meddle not with the fables which have been published on this subject both by ancients and moderns.
Discovereth the forests - Makes them sometimes evident in the darliest night, by the sudden flash; and often by setting them on fire.
And in his temple - Does this refer to the effect which a dreadful thunder-storm often produces? Multitudes run to places of worship as asylums in order to find safety, and pray to God. See on Psalm 29:2 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
maketh, or as Bp Lowth and others, 'maketh the oaks to tremble and maketh bare the forests;' understanding ayyaloth, as denoting here, not hinds, but oaks, as it signifies in Syriac
calve. or, be in pain
in his temple
doth. or, every whit of it uttereth
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"Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
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LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.
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