65:12 The pastures in the wilderness glisten with moisture, 1
and the hills are clothed with joy. 2
72:3 The mountains will bring news of peace to the people,
and the hills will announce justice. 3
114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs. 4
114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,
like lambs, O hills?
1 tn Heb “drip.”
2 tn That is, with rich vegetation that brings joy to those who see it.
3 tn Heb “[the] mountains will bear peace to the people, and [the] hills with justice.” The personified mountains and hills probably represent messengers who will sweep over the land announcing the king’s just decrees and policies. See Isa 52:7 and C. A. Briggs and E. G. Briggs, Psalms (ICC), 2:133.
4 sn The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. This may recall the theophany at Sinai when the mountain shook before God’s presence (Exod 19:18).