Psalm 75:3
New International Version
When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.

New Living Translation
When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. Interlude

English Standard Version
When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah

Berean Study Bible
When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah

New American Standard Bible
"The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.

King James Bible
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the one who steadies its pillars. Selah

Contemporary English Version
The earth trembles, and its people shake; you alone keep its foundations firm.

Good News Translation
Though every living creature tremble and the earth itself be shaken, I will keep its foundations firm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies its pillars. Selah

International Standard Version
While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude

NET Bible
When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, I make its pillars secure." (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
The earth and all its inhabitants quake. I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth will be humbled and all its inhabitants; you have fashioned its inhabitants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the earth and everyone who lives on it begin to melt, I will make its foundations as solid as rock. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
When the earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved, I Myself establish the pillars of it.' Selah

New American Standard 1977
“The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I bore up the pillars of it. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
The earth and all inhabitants are dissolved: I hold up the pillars of it. Selah.

American King James Version
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

American Standard Version
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have set up the pillars of it. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The earth is dissolved, and all that dwell in it: I have strengthened its pillars. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein: I have established the pillars thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have established its pillars. Selah.

English Revised Version
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have set up the pillars of it. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

World English Bible
The earth and all its inhabitants quake. I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Melted is the earth and all its inhabitants, I -- I have pondered its pillars. Selah.
Study Bible
We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near
2“When I choose a time, I will judge fairly. 3When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah 4I say to the proud, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's, and upon them He has set the world.

Job 9:6
He shakes the earth from its place, so that its foundations tremble.

Psalm 46:6
Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Isaiah 24:19
The earth is utterly broken apart, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken violently.

Treasury of Scripture

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

earth

Psalm 60:1-3
To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again…

Psalm 78:60-72
So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; …

1 Samuel 31:1-7
Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa…

I bear

1 Samuel 18:7
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

1 Samuel 25:28
I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

2 Samuel 5:2
Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

pillars

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.







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

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

its dwellers
יֹשְׁבֶ֑יהָ (yō·šə·ḇe·hā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

quake,
נְֽמֹגִ֗ים (nə·mō·ḡîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4127: To melt

it is I
אָנֹכִ֨י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

who bear up
תִכַּ֖נְתִּי (ṯik·kan·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8505: To balance, measure out, arrange, equalize, levelling

its pillars.
עַמּוּדֶ֣יהָ (‘am·mū·ḏe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5982: A column, a stand, platform

Selah
סֶּֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(3) The earth . . .--Better--

"Are earth and all its inhabitants dissolved?

It was I adjusted its pillars."

(See Hannah's song, 1Samuel 2:8.) Though the crisis be such that all is confusion and anarchy (comp. Isaiah 24:19-20 for the figure), there is no cause for fear; there is still a Ruler in heaven, He who built up the edifice which now seems to totter to its fall. The verb rendered in the Authorised Version "bear up," is used in Job 28:15, Isaiah 40:12 in the sense of "weighing" or "measuring;" but with the same allusion to the creative work of God. Here it plainly means, so to adjust the pillars as to make them equal to the weight they have to bear.

The "pillars" are the "mountains," as in Job 26:11. (See Note, Psalm 24:2.) Comp. Shelley--

"Sunbeam proof, I hang like a roof,

The mountains its columns are."

Verse 3. - The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved. They "melt" with fear (Psalm 44:6), either at God's coming in judgment, or at the dissolution which a hostile invasion is bringing on their land. I bear up the pillars of it. Meanwhile God upholds, and will uphold, both the moral and physical order of things. He will neither suffer the earth to be moved, nor the supports on which society depends to fail and crumble away. 75:1-5 We often pray for mercy, when in pursuit of it; and shall we only once or twice give thanks, when we obtain it? God shows that he is nigh to us in what we call upon him for. Public trusts are to be managed uprightly. This may well be applied to Christ and his government. Man's sin threatened to destroy the whole creation; but Christ saved the world from utter ruin. He who is made of God to us wisdom, bids us be wise. To the proud, daring sinners he says, Boast not of your power, persist not in contempt. All the present hopes and future happiness of the human race spring from the Son of God.
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