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Psalms 18:13

    Psalms 18:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord made thunder in the heavens, and the voice of the Highest was sounding out: a rain of ice and fire.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh also thundered in the sky. The Most High uttered his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice; hailstones and coals of fire.

    Definitions for Psalms 18:13

    Hail - A greeting of joy and peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:13

    The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice - And then followed the hail and coals of fire. The former verse mentioned the lightning, with its effects; this gives us the report of the thunder, and the increasing storm of hail and fire that attended it. Some think the words hail-stones and coals of fire are entered here by some careless transcribers from the preceding verse; and it is true that they are wanting in the Septuagint and the Arabic, in the parallel place in 2 Samuel, and in five of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. I should rather, with Bishop Horsley, suppose them to be an interpolation in the preceding verse: or in that to have been borrowed from this; for this most certainly is their true place.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:13

    The Lord also thundered in the heavens - Thunder is often in the Scriptures described as the voice of God. See the magnificent description in Psalm 29:1-11; compare Job 40:9, "Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?" So 1 Samuel 7:10; 1 Samuel 12:18; Psalm 77:18; Job 37:4.

    And the Highest gave his voice - God, the most exalted Being in the universe, uttered his voice in the thunder; or, the thunder was his voice.

    Hail-stones, and coals of fire - Accompanying the thunder. The repetition seems to be because these were such striking and constant accompaniments of the storm.