Judges 5:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 5:5, NIV: The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.

Judges 5:5, ESV: The mountains quaked before the LORD, even Sinai before the LORD, the God of Israel.

Judges 5:5, KJV: The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.

Judges 5:5, NASB: The mountains flowed with water at the presence of the LORD, This Sinai, at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Judges 5:5, NLT: The mountains quaked in the presence of the LORD, the God of Mount Sinai--in the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Judges 5:5, CSB: The mountains melted before the Lord, even Sinai, before the Lord, the God of Israel.

What does Judges 5:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Deborah is singing her song boldly to the Lord Himself (Judges 5:1–4). She is echoed by Barak and the people of Israel. She has described God as moving from outside of the land of Canaan into the land, bringing earthquakes and rainstorms with Him. This language likely was meant to directly counter the Canaanite false god, Baal, who was associated with storms. Now she refers to the quaking of Mount Sinai when the Lord came down to visit Moses and deliver the Law to Israel (Exodus 19:18).

Even mountains quake and tremble before the Lord, the God of Israel. Those who worship Baal could not say the same of him. God reigns as Lord over even the land of Canaan with real power that Baal could never deliver.