with a mere look he frightens 3 the nations.
The ancient mountains disintegrate; 4
the primeval hills are flattened.
He travels on the ancient roads. 5
3:10 When the mountains see you, they shake.
The torrential downpour sweeps through. 6
The great deep 7 shouts out;
it lifts its hands high. 8
1 tn Heb “he stands.”
3 tn Heb “makes [the nations] jump [in fear].”
4 tn Or “crumbled,” broke into pieces.”
5 tn Heb “ancient ways [or, “doings”] are his.” The meaning of this line is unclear. Traditionally it has been translated, “his ways are eternal.” However, in this context (see vv. 3, 7) it is more likely that the line speaks of the
6 tn Heb “a heavy rain of waters passes by.” Perhaps the flash floods produced by the downpour are in view here.