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Psalms 95:4

    Psalms 95:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the mountains are his also.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The deep places of the earth are in his hand; and the tops of the mountains are his.

    Webster's Revision

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the mountains are his also.

    World English Bible

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth. The heights of the mountains are also his.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 95:4

    In his hand are the deep places of the earth - The greatest deeps are fathomed by him.

    The strength of the hills is his also - And to him the greatest heights are accessible,

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 95:4

    In his hand - In his power, or under his control as his own. That is, he so possesses all things that they can be claimed by no other. His right over them is absolute and entire.

    Are the deep places of the earth - The word used here - מחקר mechqâr - means the interior, the inmost depth; that which is "searched out," from - חקר châqar - to search, search out, explore. The primary idea is that of searching by boring or digging; and the allusion here is to the parts of the earth which could be explored only by digging - as in mining, or sinking shafts in the earth. The meaning is, that all those places which lie beyond the ordinary power of observation in man are in the hand of God. He knows them as clearly as those which are most plain to human view; he possesses or owns them as his own as really as he does those which are on the surface of the ground.

    The strength of the hills is his also - Margin, "The heights of the hills are his." The word rendered "strength" - תועפות tô‛âphôth - means properly swiftness or speed in running; then, weariness, wearisome labor; and hence, wealth obtained by labor; "treasures." Here the expression means "treasures of the mountains;" that is, treasures obtained out of the mountains, the precious metals, etc. Compare the notes at Job 22:25, where the same word occurs. All this belongs to God. As he is the Maker of these hills, and of all that they contain, the absolute proprietorship is in him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 95:4

    95:4 Hand - Under his government. Strength - The strongest or highest mountains.