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

New Living Translation
Open the heavens, LORD, and come down. Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.

English Standard Version
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!

Berean Study Bible
Part Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, that they may smoke.

New American Standard Bible
Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.

King James Bible
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, part your heavens and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

Contemporary English Version
Open the heavens like a curtain and come down, LORD. Touch the mountains and make them send up smoke.

Good News Translation
O LORD, tear the sky open and come down; touch the mountains, and they will pour out smoke.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, part Your heavens and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

International Standard Version
Bow your heavens, LORD, and descend; touch the mountains, and they will smolder.

NET Bible
O LORD, make the sky sink and come down! Touch the mountains and make them smolder!

New Heart English Bible
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bend Heaven, Lord Jehovah, and come down, and severely rebuke the mountains and they will be reduced to smoke!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, bend your heaven low, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, bow Thy heavens, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.

New American Standard 1977
Bow Thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

King James 2000 Bible
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

American King James Version
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

American Standard Version
Bow thy heavens, O Jehovah, and come down: Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, bow thy heavens, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains and they shall smoke.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, bow thy heavens, and come down; touch the mountains, that they smoke;

English Revised Version
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

World English Bible
Part your heavens, Yahweh, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, incline Thy heavens and come down, Strike against mountains, and they smoke.
Study Bible
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
4Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. 5Part Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, that they may smoke. 6Flash forth Your lightning and scatter them; shoot Your arrows and rout them.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:18
Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had descended on it in fire. And smoke rose like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.

Psalm 8:3
When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place--

Psalm 18:9
He parted the heavens and came down with dark clouds under His feet.

Psalm 57:3
He reaches down from heaven and saves me; He rebukes those who trample me. Selah God sends forth His loving devotion and His truth.

Psalm 104:32
He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smolder.

Isaiah 64:1
If only You would rend the heavens and come down, so that mountains would quake at Your presence,

Amos 9:5
The Lord, the GOD of Hosts, He who touches the earth and melts it, and all its dwellers mourn--all the land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt--

Treasury of Scripture

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

bow

Psalm 18:9
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

Isaiah 64:1,2
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, …

touch

Psalm 104:32
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

Exodus 19:18
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Nahum 1:3-6
The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet…







Lexicon
Part
הַט־ (haṭ-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

Your heavens,
שָׁמֶ֣יךָ (šā·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and come down;
וְתֵרֵ֑ד (wə·ṯê·rêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

touch
גַּ֖ע (ga‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

the mountains,
בֶּהָרִ֣ים (be·hā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

that they may smoke.
וְֽיֶעֱשָֽׁנוּ׃ (wə·ye·‘ĕ·šā·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6225: To smoke, be angry
(5) Come down.--The theophany for which the psalmist prays is described in the classic language for such manifestations taken from Psalm 18:9; Psalm 18:13; Psalm 18:16-17; Psalm 18:43; Psalm 18:45, with reminiscences of Psalm 104:32; Exodus 19:18. But there are touches of originality, as in the next clause.

Verse 5. - Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down. The strain changes. From praise of God's loving-kindness and might, the psalmist proceeds to invoke his aid. Taking his metaphors from Psalm 18:9. "Bow thy heavens, O Lord," he says, "and come down" to earth - appear in thy might, to the discomfiture of thy enemies and the relief of thy faithful ones. Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Do as thou wert pleased to do at Sinai, when thou showedst thyself - "Touch the mountains, and let a smoke go up from them" (see Exodus 19:16, 18; Deuteronomy 4:11; Psalm 18:7-14) - a consuming fire, that shall burn up the ungodly. 144:1-8 When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. Man's days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Man's life is as a shadow that passes away. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. God's time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail.
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