Psalms 78 :15

Psalms 78 :15 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

American King James Version (AKJV)

He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

American Standard Version (ASV)

He clave rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The rocks of the waste land were broken by his power, and he gave them drink as out of the deep waters.

Webster's Revision

He cleaved the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

World English Bible

He split rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He clave rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Definitions for Psalms 78 :15

Clave - To split; to break through; tear.

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78 :15

Barnes' Commentary on Psalms 78 :15

He clave the rocks in the wilderness - There were two occasions on which the rock was smitten for water; one Exodus 17:6 at Mount Horeb, shortly after they came out of Egypt; and the other Numbers 20:11, when they had nearly ceased their wanderings in the wilderness. Hence, the plural term (rocks) is used here.

And gave them drink as out of the great depths - As if he had formed a lake or an ocean, furnishing an inexhaustible supply.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 78 :15

78:15 Wilderness - In Rephidim, and again in Kadesh.
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