Psalm 147:17
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New International Version
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?

New Living Translation
He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold?

English Standard Version
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?

New American Standard Bible
He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?

King James Bible
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He throws His hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand His cold?

International Standard Version
He casts down his ice crystals like bread fragments. Who can endure his freezing cold?

NET Bible
He throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand the cold wind he sends?

New Heart English Bible
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can stand before his cold?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He casts ice like morsels; who is able to stand before his cold?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who throws his hailstones like breadcrumbs. Who can withstand his chilling blast?

JPS Tanakh 1917
He casteth forth His ice like crumbs; Who can stand before His cold?

New American Standard 1977
He casts forth His ice as fragments;
            Who can stand before His cold?

Jubilee Bible 2000
He casts forth his ice like morsels; who can stand before his cold?

King James 2000 Bible
He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

American King James Version
He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

American Standard Version
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold?

Darby Bible Translation
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

English Revised Version
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

Webster's Bible Translation
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

World English Bible
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can stand before his cold?

Young's Literal Translation
Casting forth His ice like morsels, Before His cold who doth stand?
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. 17He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold? 18He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.…
Cross References
Job 37:9
"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.

Job 37:10
"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

Job 38:29
"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Treasury of Scripture

He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

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Psalm 78:47,48 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost…

Exodus 9:23-25 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent …

Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in …

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

who can stand

Job 38:29,30 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who …

(17) Morsels.--Or, crumbs. (Genesis 18:5; Judges 19:5.) Doubtless the allusion is to hail.

Verse 17. - He casteth forth his ice like morsels; or, "like crumbs;" i.e. in profusion, as men feed birds. The "ice" intended would seem to be that of hailstones. Who can stand before his cold? Though the thermometer rarely shows more than six or seven degrees of frost in Palestine, yet the Oriental is as much chilled by such a temperature as the Englishman by one twenty degrees lower. He shivers in his light attire, and is very reluctant to leave the shelter of his house or tent. He casteth forth his ice like morsels,.... Divided like morsels, as the Targum; cut into pieces, like morsels of bread. This seems to have respect to hail stones, which sometimes fall like pieces of ice, and are very prejudicial to the fruits of the earth: this was one of the ten plagues of Egypt; and whereby also many of the Canaanites were destroyed in the times of Joshua, Exodus 9:23; and there is an exceeding great storm of hail yet to come, very dreadful; see Revelation 16:21. This is expressive of the wrath, vengeance, and judgments of God upon men, by which he is known in various perfections of his nature; as his power, justice, and holiness, for which he is celebrated, Isaiah 30:30;

who can stand before his cold? which he has purposed and promised shall be; for he has said, that "cold and heat shall not cease, as long as the earth remains"; and which he appoints and orders to be, for "by the breath of God frost is given", Genesis 8:22; and this is sometimes and in some places so very vehement, that it is intolerable; men are obliged to keep within doors, to make them fires, and put on more clothes; and the "hands" of every man are sealed up from business; even "the beasts go into their dens, and remain in their places", or get what shelter they can; see Job 37:7. And if there is no standing before his cold, who can stand before the heat of his anger, or his furious wrath and indignation, when it is poured out like fire? see Psalm 76:7. 17. morsels—used as to food (Ge 18:5), perhaps here denotes hail.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.
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