Psalm 68:8
New International Version
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

New Living Translation
the earth trembled, and the heavens poured down rain before you, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

English Standard Version
the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
the earth shook and the heavens poured down rain before God, the One on Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

King James Bible
The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

New King James Version
The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

NASB 1995
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

NASB 1977
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Amplified Bible
The earth trembled; The heavens also poured down rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
the earth trembled and the skies poured rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the earth trembled and the skies poured down rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

American Standard Version
The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth shook and the Heavens dropped from before God; this Mount Sinai from before God, the God of Israel!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
the earth quaked, yea, the heavens dropped water at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
God of Israel, the earth trembled, and rain poured down. You alone are the God who rules from Mount Sinai.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.

English Revised Version
The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Good News Translation
the earth shook, and the sky poured down rain, because of the coming of the God of Sinai, the coming of the God of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the earth quaked and the sky poured in the presence of the God of Sinai, in the presence of the God of Israel.

International Standard Version
the land quaked. Indeed, the heavens poured down rain from the presence of God, this God of Sinai, from the presence of God, the God of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God; Even yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Literal Standard Version
The earth has shaken, Indeed, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai—before God, the God of Israel.

NET Bible
the earth shakes, yes, the heavens pour down rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
The earth trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai--at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

World English Bible
The earth trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai-- at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai -- before God, the God of Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Enemies Are Scattered
7O God, when You went out before Your people, when You marched through the wasteland, Selah 8the earth shook and the heavens poured down rain before God, the One on Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. 9You sent abundant rain, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.…

Cross References
Exodus 19:18
Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had descended on it in fire. And the smoke rose like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.

Deuteronomy 33:2
He said: "The LORD came from Sinai and dawned upon us from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran and came with myriads of holy ones, with flaming fire at His right hand.

Judges 5:4
O LORD, when You went out from Seir, when You marched from the land of Edom, the earth trembled, the heavens poured out rain, and the clouds poured down water.

Judges 5:5
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8
Then the earth shook and quaked; the foundations of the heavens trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

Psalm 18:7
Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

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


Treasury of Scripture

The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

earth

Psalm 77:18
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 114:7
Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Isaiah 64:1,3
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, …

the heavens

Judges 5:4
LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

Sinai

Exodus 19:16,18
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled…

Deuteronomy 5:23-25
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; …

the God

Psalm 68:35
O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 41:13
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Isaiah 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.









Verse 8. - The earth shook, the heavens also dropped, at the presence of God (see Exodus 19:16-18; Deuteronomy 5:22, 23). The "dropping" of the heavens was the descent of a thick thundercloud upon the mount, which rested upon it, and spread around a dense and weird darkness. Even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God; literally, yonder Sinai, as if it were in sight, and could be pointed at. The God of Israel. Our God, who did all these great things for us.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the earth
אֶ֤רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

shook
רָעָ֨שָׁה ׀ (rā·‘ā·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7493: To undulate, through fear, to spring

and
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

the heavens
שָׁמַ֣יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

poured down [rain]
נָטְפוּ֮ (nā·ṭə·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5197: To ooze, distil gradually, to fall in drops, to speak by inspiration

before
מִפְּנֵ֪י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

God,
אֱלֹ֫הִ֥ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

the One
זֶ֥ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

[on] Sinai,
סִינַ֑י (sî·nay)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5514: Sinai -- the mountain where the law was given

before
מִפְּנֵ֥י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

God,
אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֥י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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