Psalm 104:8
New International Version
they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.

New Living Translation
Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed.

English Standard Version
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.

Berean Study Bible
the mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place You appointed for them—

New American Standard Bible
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.

King James Bible
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

Christian Standard Bible
mountains rose and valleys sank--to the place you established for them.

Contemporary English Version
down the mountains and through the valleys to the place you prepared.

Good News Translation
They flowed over the mountains and into the valleys, to the place you had made for them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
mountains rose and valleys sank-- to the place You established for them.

International Standard Version
Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them.

NET Bible
as the mountains rose up, and the valleys went down--to the place you appointed for them.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They went up the mountains and they came down the valleys into the place which you prepared for them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place you appointed for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down-- Unto the place which Thou hadst founded for them;

New American Standard 1977
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which Thou didst establish for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mountains were exposed; they descended through the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

King James 2000 Bible
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which you have founded for them.

American King James Version
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them.

American Standard Version
(The mountains rose, the valleys sank down) Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They go up to the mountains, and down to the plains, to the place which thou hast founded for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them.

Darby Bible Translation
The mountains rose, the valleys sank, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them; --

English Revised Version
They went up by the mountains, they went down by the valleys, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which thou hast founded for them.

World English Bible
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.

Young's Literal Translation
They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them.
Study Bible
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
7At Your rebuke the waters fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away— 8the mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place You appointed for them— 9You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:7
He piles up the waters of the sea; He puts the depths into storehouses.

Psalm 104:9
You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them.

they go up, etc.

Genesis 8:5
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.







Lexicon
the mountains
הָ֭רִים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

rose
יַעֲל֣וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

and the valleys
בְקָע֑וֹת (ḇə·qā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1237: A split, a wide level valley between mountains

sank
יֵרְד֣וּ (yê·rə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the place
מְ֝ק֗וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

You appointed
יָסַ֬דְתָּ (yā·saḏ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

for them—
לָהֶֽם׃ (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They
(8) They go up.--This translation is grammatically possible, but is inconsistent with the preceding description. It is better therefore to take the clause parenthetically, and to make hills and valleys the subjects. Hills rise, valleys sink, an interesting anticipation of the disclosures of geology, which, though in a different sense, tells of the upheaval of mountains and depression of valleys. Two passages in Ovid have been adduced in illustration (Met. i. 43, 344). And Milton, no doubt with the psalm as well as Ovid in his mind, wrote

"Immediately the mountains huge appear

Emergent," &c--Paradise Lost, book vii.

Verse 8. - They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys; rather, they went up mountains; they went down valleys. In the general commotion of the waters, as they "hasted away," sometimes vast waves swept over mountain tops, sometimes huge floods washed down the courses of valleys - a graphic description of the scene which no eye saw, but which the poet figures to himself - a turmoil and confusion beyond that even of the great Deluge itself (see Genesis 7:17-19; Genesis 8:1-3). Unto the place which thou hast (rather, hadst) founded for them. The ocean bed, which had, in intention, been already prepared to receive them. 104:1-9 Every object we behold calls on us to bless and praise the Lord, who is great. His eternal power and Godhead are clearly shown by the things which he hath made. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. The Lord Jesus, the Son of his love, is the Light of the world.
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