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Psalms 78:48

    Psalms 78:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Ice was rained down on their cattle; thunderstorms sent destruction among the flocks.

    Webster's Revision

    He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    World English Bible

    He gave over their livestock also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He gave over their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:48

    Hail - A greeting of joy and peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:48

    He gave up their cattle - See on Exodus 9:23 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:48

    He gave up their cattle also to the hail - Margin, he shut up. Exodus 9:22-25.

    And their flocks to hot thunderbolts - Margin, lightnings. The original word means flame; then, lightning. There is no allusion in the word to the idea of a bolt, or shaft, accompanying the lightning or the thunder, by which destruction is produced. The destruction is caused by the lightning, and not by the thunder, and it is hardly necessary to say that there is no shaft or bolt that accompanies it. Probably this notion was formerly entertained, and found its way into the common language used. The same idea is retained by us in the word thunderbolt. But this idea is not in the original; nor is there any foundation for it in fact.