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Psalms 78:23

    Psalms 78:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave orders to the clouds on high, and the doors of heaven were open;

    Webster's Revision

    Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven;

    World English Bible

    Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven;

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:23

    Though he had commanded the clouds from above - Though he had showed that he had absolute control over the clouds, and had only to command them and they would furnish rain in abundance. Compare the notes at Isaiah 5:6.

    And opened the doors of heaven - As he had done at the deluge, Genesis 7:11. The idea is, that he had rained down manna upon them in such abundance that it might be compared with the waters that had been sent down at the deluge.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:23

    78:23 Heaven - Which he compares to a store - house, whereof God shuts or opens the doors, as he sees fit.