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

New Living Translation
Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.

English Standard Version
He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.

New American Standard Bible
He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

King James Bible
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sends His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.

International Standard Version
He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.

NET Bible
He then orders it all to melt; he breathes on it, and the water flows.

New Heart English Bible
He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sends his word and melts them; he makes the winds blow and the waters flow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sends out his word and melts his hailstones. He makes wind blow [and] water flow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sendeth forth His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.

New American Standard 1977
He sends forth His word and melts them;
            He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall send forth his word and melt them; his wind shall blow, and the waters shall flow.

King James 2000 Bible
He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

American King James Version
He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

American Standard Version
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.

Darby Bible Translation
He sendeth his word, and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blow -- the waters flow.

English Revised Version
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

World English Bible
He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth forth His word and melteth them, He causeth His wind to blow -- the waters flow.
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
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. 19He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:9
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 107:20
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 107:25
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Psalm 147:15
He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
Treasury of Scripture

He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Psalm 147:15 He sends forth his commandment on earth: his word runs very swiftly.

Job 6:16,17 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid…

Job 37:10,17 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters …

Verse 18. - He sendeth out his word, and melteth them (comp. ver. 15). God has only to "speak the word," and all trace of winter disappears - hoar-frost, hail, snow, melt away, and the atmosphere is once more soft and genial. He causeth his wind to blow. The change usually comes With a change of wind, which, as with ourselves, is commonly cold from the north and east, warm from the west and south. And the waters flow. A thaw sets in, and soon all the watercourses are full of rushing streams. He sendeth out his word, and melteth them,.... The snow, the hoar frost, and ice: this he does by a word of his, who can freeze the earth and waters, and thaw them at his pleasure; by ordering the sun to break forth with great heat, or rain to fall in great plenty; of both which Kimchi interprets his word; as well as by causing a warm wind to blow, as follows,

he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters to flow: the south wind particularly; then the waters, which were still and motionless, flow as before, or more abundantly. Thus the hearts of men in a state of nature are like frozen earth or waters; they are cold, and without the heat of love, and affection to God and Christ, and spiritual things; they are as hard as a stone, and without any motion or desire after things divine and heavenly: but when the Lord sends his word, attended with a divine power and efficacy, it breaks and melts them; when the south wind of the blessed Spirit blows upon them, or his grace becomes effectual in convincing them of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and when the sun of righteousness arises on them with healing in his wings; with which being warmed, they are loosened, and flow to the Lord and his goodness for all spiritual blessings. 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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