Psalm 135:7
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New International Version
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

New Living Translation
He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.

English Standard Version
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Berean Study Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

New American Standard Bible
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

King James Bible
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Christian Standard Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from his storehouses.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place he sends out the wind.

Good News Translation
He brings storm clouds from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the storms, and he brings out the wind from his storeroom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

International Standard Version
He makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, fashioning lightning for the rain, bringing the wind from his storehouses.

NET Bible
He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth, makes lightning bolts accompany the rain, and brings the wind out of his storehouses.

New Heart English Bible
who causes the clouds to rise from the farthest parts of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He brings up clouds from the ends of the Earth and he made lightnings for the rain; he will bring forth the winds from storehouses!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, who makes lightning for the thunderstorms, and who brings wind out of his storerooms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth forth the wind out of His treasuries.

New American Standard 1977
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain; Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He who causes the clouds to ascend from the ends of the earth, made the lightnings in the rain; he who brings the winds out of his treasuries.

King James 2000 Bible
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

American King James Version
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

American Standard Version
Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He bringeth up clouds from the end of the earth: he hath made lightnings for the rain. He bringeth forth winds out of his stores:

Darby Bible Translation
Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; who maketh lightnings for the rain; who bringeth the wind out of his treasuries:

English Revised Version
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries.

Webster's Bible Translation
He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

World English Bible
who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Young's Literal Translation
Causing vapours to ascend from the end of the earth, Lightnings for the rain He hath made, Bringing forth wind from His treasures.
Study Bible
Your Name, O LORD, Endures Forever
6The LORD does whatever pleases Him in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. 7He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses. 8He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, of both man and beast.…
Cross References
John 3:8
The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

Job 28:25
When God fixed the weight of the wind and measured out the waters,

Job 28:26
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 38:25
Who cuts a channel for the flood or clears a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

Psalm 148:8
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, powerful wind fulfilling His word,

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His hands? Who has bound up the waters in His cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His Son--surely you know!

Jeremiah 10:13
When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Jeremiah 51:16
When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

Amos 4:13
For behold, He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, the One who turns the dawn to darkness and strides on the heights of the earth, the LORD, the God of Hosts, is His name."

Jonah 1:4
Then the LORD hurled a violent wind upon the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship was in danger of breaking apart.

Zechariah 10:1
Ask the LORD for rain in springtime; the LORD makes the storm clouds, and He will give them showers of rain and crops of the field for everyone.

Treasury of Scripture

He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

he causeth

Psalm 148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Genesis 2:5,6 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every …

1 Kings 18:1,41-45 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came …

Job 5:10 Who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields:

Jeremiah 10:13 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, …

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? …

Jeremiah 51:16 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; …

Zechariah 10:1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD …

he maketh lightnings. Dr. Russel informs us that seldom a night passes at Aleppo without much lightning in the north-west, but not attended with thunder; and when it appears in the west or south-western points, it is a sure sign of the approaching rain, which is often followed with thunder.

Job 38:25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a …

Job 28:25,26 To make the weight for the winds; and he weighs the waters by measure…

Job 38:24-28 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind on the earth…

he bringeth

Psalm 107:25 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves thereof.

Psalm 148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Job 38:22,23 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen …

Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a …

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but …

(7) Adapted from Jeremiah 10:13; Jeremiah 51:16.

Causeth the vapours to ascend.--Mr. Burgess is undoubtedly right in referring this to the mist which went up from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground "before the useful trouble of the rain" (Genesis 2:6), since the original passage in Genesis has a plain reference to the story of the Creation, and the rain is immediately mentioned as coming into existence after the vapours. That a different term is used in Genesis does not make against this since the Hebrew term here is a general one derived from the verb "to ascend."

Lightnings for the rain--i.e., "to bring rain." Such was the Oriental notion, see Zechariah 10:1 and compare 1Samuel 12:17. Both of these places refer to showers out of the ordinary rainy season, such as thunder-storms in the harvest season. The sudden downfall of sheets of rain after a flash and peal is even in this climate sufficiently striking to make such a notion as the dependence of rain on lightning quite conceivable, how much more in tropical countries, and where, except in the due rainy season, it would never probably fall without thunder and lightning.

Wind out of his treasuries.--Comp. the Greek and Latin ideas of the "caves" of the winds.

Verse 7. - He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth (comp. Jeremiah 10:13; Jeremiah 51:16) By God's contrivance vapor is continually rising from the remotest regions of the earth, to hang in clouds, descend in rain, and spread abroad fertility. He maketh lightnings for the rain. To accompany it, perhaps to give it its fertilizing qualities (see Dr. Kay's comment 'The Psalms,' p. 428). He bringeth the wind out of his treasuries (see Job 38:22, where God's "treasuries" for the snow and the hail are spoken of; and comp. Virgil, 'Aen.,' 2:25). He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth,.... Up to the heavens. Aben Ezra interprets this of the mist which went up out of the earth, and watered it, Genesis 2:6; and still vapours are exhaled out of the earth by the force of the sun, and carried up into the air, and form various things, as wind, rain, &c. The Targum, Kimchi, and others, explain it of the "clouds", so called from their elevation on high: these rise up out of the sea, the borders, and boundaries, and uttermost parts of the earth; see 1 Kings 18:44. Jerom interprets these clouds, spiritually and mystically, of the apostles and prophets, raised from a low and mean estate; and so may be applied to the ministers of the word, who are clouds full of water; of good doctrine, which they are sent to carry about the world, and publish in it; see Isaiah 5:6;

he maketh lightnings for the rain: for the descent of the rain, as the Targum; by lightning oftentimes the clouds are broke, and so pour down rain; see Job 28:26; or, "lightnings with the rain" (g); as Kimchi: these frequently come together, which is very surprising, that two such different elements should meet together as fire and water; and yet the fire not quenched by the water, nor the water heated by the fire: these the above ancient Christian writer interprets of the light of knowledge, and the rain of doctrine; see Zechariah 9:14;

he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries; as he has his treasuries for the snow and hail, Job 38:22; so for the winds: not the caverns of the earth, thought to be the repositories of the wind (h); nor are there proper repositories of it: but the air, as Suidas (i); which, when without wind, is easily moved by the wise hand of God; so Theodoret, from whom he seems to have taken this hint. In Scripture only mention is made of four winds, Ezekiel 37:9; and so the ancient Greeks only reckoned four cardinal winds, but at length they added four more; and at Athens was a marble temple, built by Andronicus Cyrrhestes, called "the temple of the eight winds": this was an octagon, and on each side were engraven the images of every wind; and on the top of it was a Triton of brass, with a rod in his right hand, which being moved about by the wind, pointed to that which then blew (k): but now, through the great improvement of navigation, the winds are divided and subdivided in the points of the compass; and, besides the four cardinal ones, there are twenty eight collateral ones, in all thirty two; but be they reckoned as many as they may, they are all in the hands of God, and disposed of at his pleasure. Jerom here interprets them of the angels; perhaps it might be better to apply them to the gifts and graces of the Spirit, sometimes compared to wind, which are treasured up in Christ; see John 3:8.

(g) "fulgura cum pluvia", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus; so Ainsworth. (h) "Vasto rex Aeolus antro----luctanteis ventos fraenat." Virgil. Aeneid. l. 1.((i) In voce (k) Vid. Vitruvium de Architect. l. 1. c. 6. 135:5-14 God is, and will be always, the same to his church, a gracious, faithful, wonder-working God. And his church is, and will be, the same to him, a thankful, praising people: thus his name endures for ever. He will return in ways of mercy to them, and will delight to do them good.
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