At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
 

104:7 they fled. God intervened to end the Flood (Genesis 8:1). The words “fled” and “hasted” indicate very rapid drainage, implying much geological work being done.

104:8 down by the valleys. The sense of this statement is: “The mountains rise; the basins sink down.” This post-diluvian mountain-building epoch permitted the Flood waters to drain off into the new ocean basins.


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