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Psalms 147:18

    Psalms 147:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the outgoing of his word, the ice is turned to water; when he sends out his wind, there is a flowing of waters.

    Webster's Revision

    He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    World English Bible

    He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:18

    He sendeth out his word - He gives a command: the south wind blows; the thaw takes place; and the ice and snow being liquefied, the waters flow, where before they were bound up by the ice.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:18

    He sendeth out his word - He commands: or, he speaks.

    And melteth them - Melts the snow and the ice. Compare the notes at Job 37:10-12 : "By the breath of God frost is given," etc. The idea is, that they are entirely under his control. They obey him when he speaks.

    He causeth his wind to blow - The warm south wind: "his" wind, because he directs it, and causes it to perform his will.

    And the waters flow - The snow and the ice melt.