Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Habakkuk 3:6

Context
NET ©

He takes his battle position 1  and shakes 2  the earth; 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 

NIV ©

He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

NASB ©

He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

NLT ©

When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. But his power is not diminished in the least!

MSG ©

He stops. He shakes Earth. He looks around. Nations tremble. The age-old mountains fall to pieces; ancient hills collapse like a spent balloon. The paths God takes are older than the oldest mountains and hills.

BBE ©

From his high place he sent shaking on the earth; he saw and nations were suddenly moved: and the eternal mountains were broken, the unchanging hills were bent down; his ways are eternal.

NRSV ©

He stopped and shook the earth; he looked and made the nations tremble. The eternal mountains were shattered; along his ancient pathways the everlasting hills sank low.

NKJV ©

He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations. And the everlasting mountains were scattered, The perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.


KJV
He stood
<05975> (8804)_,
and measured
<04128> (8787)
the earth
<0776>_:
he beheld
<07200> (8804)_,
and drove asunder
<05425> (8686)
the nations
<01471>_;
and the everlasting
<05703>
mountains
<02042>
were scattered
<06327> (8691)_,
the perpetual
<05769>
hills
<01389>
did bow
<07817> (8804)_:
his ways
<01979>
[are] everlasting
<05769>_.
NASB ©
He stood
<05975>
and surveyed
<04058>
the earth
<0776>
; He looked
<07200>
and startled
<05425>
the nations
<01471>
. Yes, the perpetual
<05703>
mountains
<02022>
were shattered
<06483>
, The ancient
<05769>
hills
<01389>
collapsed
<07817>
. His ways
<01979>
are everlasting
<05769>
.
HEBREW
wl
<0>
Mlwe
<05769>
twkylh
<01979>
Mlwe
<05769>
twebg
<01389>
wxs
<07817>
de
<05703>
yrrh
<02042>
wuuptyw
<06327>
Mywg
<01471>
rtyw
<05425>
har
<07200>
Ura
<0776>
ddmyw
<04058>
dme (3:6)
<05975>
LXXM
esth
<2476
V-AAI-3S
kai
<2532
CONJ
esaleuyh
<4531
V-API-3S
h
<3588
T-NSF
gh
<1065
N-NSF
epebleqen
<1914
V-AAI-3S
kai
<2532
CONJ
dietakh {V-API-3S} eynh
<1484
N-APN
dieyrubh {V-API-3S} ta
<3588
T-NPN
orh
<3735
N-NPN
bia
<970
N-DSF
etakhsan
<5080
V-API-3P
bounoi
<1015
N-NPM
aiwnioi
<166
A-NPM
NET © [draft] ITL
He
<04058>
takes
<05975>
his battle position and shakes
<04058>
the earth
<0776>
; with a mere look
<07200>
he frightens
<05425>
the nations
<01471>
. The ancient
<05769>
mountains
<02042>
disintegrate
<06327>
; the primeval hills
<01389>
are
<07817>
flattened
<01979>
. He travels on the ancient
<05769>
roads.
NET ©

He takes his battle position 1  and shakes 2  the earth; 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 

NET © Notes

tn Heb “he stands.”

tn This verb has been traditionally understood as “measure” (from מוּד, mud), but the immediately following context (vv. 6b-7) favors the meaning “shake” from מָוד (mavd; see HALOT 555 s.v.).

tn Heb “makes [the nations] jump [in fear].”

tn Or “crumbled,” broke into pieces.”

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 Lord taking the same route as in the days of Moses and Deborah (see Deut 33:2; Judg 5:4). See J. J. M. Roberts, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (OTL), 154.



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