Psalm 147:15
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New International Version
He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

New Living Translation
He sends his orders to the world--how swiftly his word flies!

English Standard Version
He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

New American Standard Bible
He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.

King James Bible
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sends His command throughout the earth; His word runs swiftly.

International Standard Version
He sends out his command to the earth, making his word go forth quickly.

NET Bible
He sends his command through the earth; swiftly his order reaches its destination.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sends his word upon Earth and his answer runs quickly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who sends his promise throughout the earth. His word travels with great speed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He sends forth his word upon earth; his word runs very swiftly.

King James 2000 Bible
He sends forth his commandment upon earth: his word runs very swiftly.

American King James Version
He sends forth his commandment on earth: his word runs very swiftly.

American Standard Version
He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly.

Darby Bible Translation
He sendeth forth his oracles to the earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

English Revised Version
He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; his word runneth very swiftly.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

World English Bible
He sends out his commandment to the earth. His word runs very swiftly.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is sending forth His saying on earth, Very speedily doth His word run.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

147:12-20 The church, like Jerusalem of old, built up and preserved by the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, is exhorted to praise him for all the benefits and blessings vouchsafed to her; and these are represented by his favours in the course of nature. The thawing word may represent the gospel of Christ, and the thawing wind the Spirit of Christ; for the Spirit is compared to the wind, Joh 3:8. Converting grace softens the heart that was hard frozen, and melts it into tears of repentance, and makes good reflections to flow, which before were chilled and stopped up. The change which the thaw makes is very evident, yet how it is done no one can say. Such is the change wrought in the conversion of a soul, when God's word and Spirit are sent to melt it and restore it to itself.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth. Heavy crops, good harvests, abundant food, result from God's providential ordering of his world, to which he gives commands that are obeyed instantly, since his word runneth very swiftly.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth,.... Which Kimchi interprets of rain, which causes the wheat to grow; since afterwards mention is made of snow, and of hoar frost and ice. Aben Ezra understands it of the decree of God, which he executes on earth. The Targum, of the "Memra", or Word of the Lord; the essential Word, the Messiah; whom the Lord sent on earth to perform the great work of redemption and salvation; and who came speedily, and tarried not when the fulness of time was come, as follows. It may design God's word of providence, which answers to his word of power in the first creation of all things; and which orders everything done in the earth, and is instantly obeyed; which agrees with Psalm 147:18. Or rather the word of the Gospel; the doctrines and ordinances of divine revelation, agreeably to Psalm 147:19; and so may have respect to the mission of the apostles of Christ, and ministers of the word, to go into all the earth, and preach the Gospel to every creature;

his word runneth very swiftly; so the Gospel did in the first times of it, like lightning, from one end of the heaven to the other; the words of it went into all the world, and the sound of it unto the ends of the earth; it had a free course, and was glorified: and so it will in the latter day, when many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased; see Romans 10:18.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15-18. God's Word, as a swift messenger, executes His purpose, for with Him to command is to perform (Ge 1:3; Ps 33:9), and He brings about the wonders of providence as easily as men cast crumbs.

Psalm 147:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
14He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat. 15He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. 16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.…
Cross References
Job 37:12
At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.

Psalm 104:4
He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.

Psalm 107:20
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

Psalm 147:18
He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,
Treasury of Scripture

He sends forth his commandment on earth: his word runs very swiftly.

sendeth

Psalm 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 107:20,25 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions…

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …

Job 37:12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatever …

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

Matthew 8:8,9,13 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should …

his word

Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

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