Psalm 90:2
New International Version
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

New Living Translation
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.

English Standard Version
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Berean Study Bible
Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.

King James Bible
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

New King James Version
Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

New American Standard Bible
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

NASB 1995
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

NASB 1977
Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.

Amplified Bible
Before the mountains were born Or before You had given birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are [the eternal] God.

Christian Standard Bible
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God.

American Standard Version
Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before the mountains would have been brought forth, or ever you would have brought forth the world, or the world had ever been acquired, from eternity unto eternity you are God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Before the mountains existed, and before the earth and the world were formed, even from age to age, Thou art.

Contemporary English Version
You have always been God--long before the birth of the mountains, even before you created the earth and the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.

Good News Translation
Before you created the hills or brought the world into being, you were eternally God, and will be God forever.

International Standard Version
Before the mountains were formed or the earth and the world were brought forth, you are God from eternity to eternity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.

Literal Standard Version
Before mountains were brought forth, And You form the earth and the world, Even from age to age You [are] God.

New American Bible
Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth, from eternity to eternity you are God.

NET Bible
Even before the mountains came into existence, or you brought the world into being, you were the eternal God.

New Revised Standard Version
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

New Heart English Bible
Before the mountains were brought forth, before you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

World English Bible
Before the mountains were brought forth, before you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Young's Literal Translation
Before mountains were brought forth, And Thou dost form the earth and the world, Even from age unto age Thou art God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
1A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, You have been our dwelling place through all generations. 2Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. 3You return man to dust, saying, “Return, O sons of mortals.”…

Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 21:33
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He drives out the enemy before you, giving the command, 'Destroy him!'

Job 15:7
Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?

Job 36:26
Indeed, God is great--beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

Psalm 55:19
God will hear and humiliate them--the One enthroned for the ages--Selah because they do not change and they have no fear of God.

Psalm 93:2
Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity.


Treasury of Scripture

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

* before

Job 38:4-6,28,39
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Proverbs 8:25,26
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: …

Psalm 33:9
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.











(2) Before the mountains.--Render either,

"Before the mountains were born,

Or ever the earth and world were brought forth,"

in synonymous parallelism, or, better, in progressive,

"Before the mountains were born,

Or ever the earth and world brought forth"--

i.e., before vegetation or life appeared. (Comp. Job 15:7.) "Mountains" are a frequent symbol of antiquity, as well as of enduring strength. (See Genesis 49:26; Proverbs 8:25.) The expression, "earth and the world," may be taken as meaning the earth, as distinguished from either heaven or the sea, and the habitable globe (LXX., ?????????). (Comp. Proverbs 8:31.) . . .

Verse 2. - Before the mountains were brought forth (comp. Proverbs 8:25). The "mountains" are mentioned as perhaps the grandest, and certainly among the oldest, of all the works of God. Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world; literally, or thou gavest birth to the earth and the world (comp. Deuteronomy 32:18). Even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God (comp. Psalm 93:2; Proverbs 8:23; Micah 5:2; Habakkuk 1:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Before
בְּטֶ֤רֶם ׀ (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

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

were born,
יֻלָּ֗דוּ (yul·lā·ḏū)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

or You brought forth
וַתְּח֣וֹלֵֽל (wat·tə·ḥō·w·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

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

and world,
וְתֵבֵ֑ל (wə·ṯê·ḇêl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

from everlasting
וּֽמֵעוֹלָ֥ם (ū·mê·‘ō·w·lām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

to everlasting,
ע֝וֹלָ֗ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

You
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are God.
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty


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