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Psalms 83:14

    Psalms 83:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As the fire burns a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As the fire that burneth the forest, And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As fire burning a wood, and as a flame causing fire on the mountains,

    Webster's Revision

    As the fire that burneth the forest, And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,

    World English Bible

    As the fire that burns the forest, as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As the fire that burneth the forest, and as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:14

    The flame setteth the mountains on fire - This may refer to the burning of the straw and chaff, after the grain was threshed and winnowed. And as their threshing-floors were situated often on the hills or mountains, to take the advantage of the wind, the setting the mountains on fire may refer to the burning of the chaff, etc., in those places. Let them be like stubble driven away by the wind, and burnt by the fire.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:14

    As the fire burneth a wood ... - The same idea is here presented under another form. No image of desolation is more fearful than that of fire raging in a forest; or of fire on the mountains. As trees and shrubs and grass fall before such a flame, so the prayer is, that they who had combined against the people of God might be swept away by his just displeasure.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 83:14

    83:14 The mountains - The woods upon the mountains, which in those hot countries, when they have once taken fire, burn with irresistible violence.