The sovereign Lord who commands armies will do this. 1 He touches the earth and it dissolves; 2 all who live on it mourn. The whole earth 3 rises like the River Nile, 4 and then grows calm 5 like the Nile in Egypt. 6
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it mourn—the whole land rises like the Nile, then sinks like the river of Egypt—
The Lord GOD of hosts, The One who touches the land so that it melts, And all those who dwell in it mourn, And all of it rises up like the Nile And subsides like the Nile of Egypt;
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, touches the land and it melts, and all its people mourn. The ground rises like the Nile River at floodtime, and then it sinks again.
My Master, GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies, touches the earth, a mere touch, and it trembles. The whole world goes into mourning. Earth swells like the Nile at flood stage; then the water subsides, like the great Nile of Egypt.
For the Lord, the God of armies, is he at whose touch the land is turned to water, and everyone in it will be given up to sorrow; all of it will be overflowing like the River, and will go down again like the River of Egypt;
The Lord, GOD of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;
The Lord GOD of hosts, He who touches the earth and it melts, And all who dwell there mourn; All of it shall swell like the River, And subside like the River of Egypt.
And the Lord
[is] he that toucheth
and it shall melt
and all that dwell
therein shall mourn
and it shall rise up
wholly like a flood
and shall be drowned
as [by] the flood
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who commands armies
will do this. He touches
and it dissolves
on it mourn
. The whole
like the River Nile
, and then grows calm
like the Nile
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1 tn The words “will do this” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tn Or “melts.” The verb probably depicts earthquakes and landslides. See v. 5b.
3 tn Heb “all of it.”
4 tn Heb “the Nile.” The word “River” is supplied in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Or “sinks back down.”
6 sn See Amos 8:8, which is very similar to this verse.