When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm. Selah
"The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. Interlude
When the earth goes topsy-turvy And nobody knows which end is up, I nail it all down, I put everything in place again.
When the earth and all its people become feeble, I am the support of its pillars. (Selah.)
When the earth totters, with all its inhabitants, it is I who keep its pillars steady. Selah
The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. Selah
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1 tn Heb “melt.”
2 tn The statement is understood in a generalizing sense; God typically prevents the world from being overrun by chaos. One could take this as referring to an anticipated event, “I will make its pillars secure.”