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Psalms 144:5

    Psalms 144:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Bow thy heavens, O Jehovah, and come down: Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come down, O Lord, from your heavens: at your touch let the mountains give out smoke.

    Webster's Revision

    Bow thy heavens, O Jehovah, and come down: Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    World English Bible

    Part your heavens, Yahweh, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 144:5

    Bow thy heavens - See the note on Psalm 18:9.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 144:5

    Bow thy heavens, O Lord ... - Come to my aid "as if" the heavens were bent down; come down with all thy majesty and glory. See the notes at Psalm 18:9 : "He bowed down the heavens also, and came down." What it is there declared that the Lord "had" done, he is here implored to do again.

    Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke - See the notes at Psalm 104:32 : "He toucheth the hills, and they smoke." It is there affirmed as a characteristic of God that he "does" this; here the psalmist prays that, as this belonged to God, or was in his power, he "would" do it in his behalf. The prayer is, that God would come to his relief "as if" in smoke and tempest - in the fury of the storm.