Psalm 36:6
New International Version
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.

New Living Translation
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.

English Standard Version
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your judgments like the deepest sea. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

New American Standard Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

King James Bible
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Christian Standard Bible
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your judgments like the deepest sea. LORD, you preserve people and animals.

Contemporary English Version
Your decisions are always fair. They are firm like mountains, deep like the sea, and all people and animals are under your care.

Good News Translation
Your righteousness is towering like the mountains; your justice is like the depths of the sea. People and animals are in your care.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains; Your judgments, like the deepest sea. LORD, You preserve man and beast.

International Standard Version
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.

NET Bible
Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.

New Heart English Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. LORD, you preserve man and animal.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your righteousness is like the mountains, Oh God, and your judgments like the great abyss!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments like the deep ocean. You save people and animals, O LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep; Man and beast Thou preservest, O LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, Thou preservest man and beast.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep; O LORD, thou dost preserve man and beast.

King James 2000 Bible
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

American King James Version
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

American Standard Version
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord :

Darby Bible Translation
Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.

English Revised Version
Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

World English Bible
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy righteousness is as mountains of God, Thy judgments are a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Transgression of the Wicked
5Your loving devotion, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your steadfastness to the clouds. 6Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your judgments like the deepest sea. O LORD, You preserve man and beast. 7How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all things, and the heavenly host worships You.

Job 7:20
If I have sinned, what have I done to You, O Watcher of mankind? Why have You made me Your target, so that I am a burden to You?

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Psalm 68:15
A mountain of God is the hill of Bashan; a mount of many peaks is Mount Bashan.

Psalm 71:19
Your righteousness reaches to the heavens, O God, You who have done great things. Who, O God, is like You?

Psalm 77:19
Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, but Your footprints were not to be found.

Psalm 92:5
How great are Your works, O LORD, how deep are Your thoughts!

Psalm 104:14
He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:

Psalm 104:15
wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil that makes his face to shine and bread that sustains his heart.

Psalm 145:16
You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Jonah 4:11
So should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well?"

Treasury of Scripture

Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

righteousness

Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great …

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment …

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Isaiah 45:19,21-24 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said …

Romans 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood…

great mountains [heb.] mountains of God

Exodus 9:28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty …

1 Samuel 14:15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all …

judgments

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your …

Psalm 92:5 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

Job 11:7-9 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty …

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in …

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, …

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

thou

Psalm 104:14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service …

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why …

Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city…

Matthew 10:29,30 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not …

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust …







Lexicon
Your righteousness
צִדְקָֽתְךָ֨ ׀ (ṣiḏ·qā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

is like the highest
אֵ֗ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

mountains,
כְּֽהַרְרֵי־ (kə·har·rê-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2042: Hill, mountain

Your judgments
מִ֭שְׁפָּטֶךָ (miš·pā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

like the deepest sea.
תְּה֣וֹם (tə·hō·wm)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8415: An abyss, the deep

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

You preserve
תוֹשִׁ֣יעַ (ṯō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

man
אָ֤דָֽם־ (’ā·ḏām-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

and beast.
וּבְהֵמָ֖ה (ū·ḇə·hê·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal
(6) Great mountains.--See margin, and compare Psalm 80:10, "cedars of God." So too the rain is called "God's brook." The epithet not only implies greatness and dignity, but also has reference to God as Creator.

A great deep.--The reference, as usual, with the words deep, depth, is to the great abyss of waters, of which the seas were regarded as the surface.

The twofold comparison in this verse recalls Wordsworth's lines--

"Two voices are there: one is of the sea.

One of the mountains--each a mighty voice."

but while to the modern poet the voice is Liberty, to the ancient Hebrew it is Righteousness. The majesty of the hills has often suggested the supremacy of right over wrong--

"Thou hast a voice, great mountain, to repeal

Large codes of fraud and woe."

The calm of the infinite sea has often soothed agitated souls. Hebrew poetry connected both immediately with God. the uplifted strength of the hills became an emblem of His eternal truth; the depth and expanse of the infinite sea of His outspread goodness and inexhaustible justice.

Verse 6. - Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; literally, like the mountains of God; and so Luther, Rosenmuller, Hengstenberg, Kay, Cheyne, and the Revised Version. According to the Hebrew idiom, this means "the very greatest mountains" - those which seem to stand the strongest and the firmest. Thy judgments are a great deep; i.e. such as man cannot fathom - unsearchable - past finding out. O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. The providential care of God for his creatures is another of his leading characteristics, and one especially deserving man's attention and gratitude. It is a form of his loving-kindness. 36:5-12 Men may shut up their compassion, yet, with God we shall find mercy. This is great comfort to all believers, plainly to be seen, and not to be taken away. God does all wisely and well; but what he does we know not now, it is time enough to know hereafter. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints. They put themselves under his protection, and then are safe and easy. Gracious souls, though still desiring more of God, never desire more than God. The gifts of Providence so far satisfy them, that they are content with such things as they have. The benefit of holy ordinances is sweet to a sanctified soul, and strengthening to the spiritual and Divine life. But full satisfaction is reserved for the future state. Their joys shall be constant. God not only works in them a gracious desire for these pleasures, but by his Spirit fills their souls with joy and peace in believing. He quickens whom he will; and whoever will, may come, and take from him of the waters of life freely. May we know, and love, and uprightly serve the Lord; then no proud enemy, on earth or from hell, shall separate us from his love. Faith calleth things that are not, as though they were. It carries us forward to the end of time; it shows us the Lord, on his throne of judgment; the empire of sin fallen to rise no more.
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