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Psalms 147:16

    Psalms 147:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He gives snow like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He gives snow like wool; he sends out ice-drops like dust.

    Webster's Revision

    He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

    World English Bible

    He gives snow like wool, and scatters frost like ashes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoar frost like ashes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:16

    He giveth snow like wool - Falling down in large flakes; and in this state nothing in nature has a nearer resemblance to fine white wool.

    Scattereth the hoar frost like ashes - Spreading it over the whole face of nature.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:16

    He giveth snow like wool - He covers the earth with snow, so that it seems to have a clothing of wool. Compare the notes at Job 37:6 : "For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth."

    He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes - As if ashes were strewed over the earth; or, as easily as one strews ashes.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 147:16

    147:16 Like wool - Not only in colour and shape, and softness, but also in use, keeping the fruits of the earth warm. Ashes - In colour and smallness of parts, as also in its burning quality.