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Psalms 148:8

    Psalms 148:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Fire and rain of ice, snow and mists; storm-wind, doing his word:

    Webster's Revision

    Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

    World English Bible

    Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Fire and hail, snow and vapour; stormy wind, fulfilling his word:

    Definitions for Psalms 148:8

    Hail - A greeting of joy and peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 148:8

    Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours - All kinds of meteors, water, and fire, in all their forms and combinations. And air, whether in the gentle breeze, the gale, the whirlwind, the tempest, or the tornado; each accomplishing an especial purpose, and fulfilling a particular will of the Most High.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 148:8

    Fire, and hail - Fire, when accompanied by hail; that is, the lightning. See Psalm 18:12.

    Snow, and vapors - Snow and clouds. It was not unnatural that these should be combined, or suggested together to the mind.

    Stormy wind - The storm; the tempest.

    Fulfilling his word - Obeying his command; accomplishing his purpose. Let the storm-wind, which seems to be so little under any control, speak his praise by showing how obedient it is to his will, and how exactly it carries out his designs. Its perfect submission to his laws - the exactness with which, though apparently so fierce, raging, and lawless, it carries out his plans, and pauses when he commands it - is in fact an act of praise or homage, as it proclaims his majesty, his supremacy, and his power. On the sentiment here expressed, compare Psalm 107:29, note; Psalm 89:9, note.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 148:8

    148:8 Fire - Lightnings and other fireworks of the air. Vapour - Or, fumes: hot exhalations. Fulfilling his word - Executing his commands, either for the comfort or punishment of the inhabitants of the earth.