Psalm 18:15
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New International Version
The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

New Living Translation
Then at your command, O LORD, at the blast of your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare.

English Standard Version
Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

New American Standard Bible
Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

King James Bible
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

International Standard Version
Then the channels of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were uncovered because of your rebuke, LORD, because of the blast from the breath of your nostrils.

NET Bible
The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by your battle cry, LORD, by the powerful breath from your nose.

New Heart English Bible
And the depths of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the springs of water appeared, and the foundations of the world were revealed from your rebuke, Lord Jehovah, and from the breath of the Spirit of your wrath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the ocean floor could be seen. The foundations of the earth were laid bare at your stern warning, O LORD, at the blast of the breath from your nostrils.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At Thy rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.

New American Standard 1977
Then the channels of water appeared,
            And the foundations of the world were laid bare
            At Thy rebuke, O LORD,
            At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the depths of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

American King James Version
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

American Standard Version
Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were discovered: At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the spirit of thy wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
And the beds of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

English Revised Version
Then the channels of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare, at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

World English Bible
Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Young's Literal Translation
And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Rock
14He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them. 15Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. 16He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:8
Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.

Psalm 76:6
At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

Psalm 104:7
At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

Psalm 106:9
Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.

Ezekiel 21:31
'I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I will give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction.

Ezekiel 38:18
"It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," declares the Lord GOD, "that My fury will mount up in My anger.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

channels

Psalm 74:15 You did split the fountain and the flood: you dried up mighty rivers.

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them …

Exodus 15:8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, …

Joshua 3:13-16 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the …

2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world …

foundations

Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Job 38:4-6 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, …

Jeremiah 31:37 Thus said the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations …

Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars …

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

O Lord

2 Kings 19:7 Behold, I will send a blast on him, and he shall hear a rumor, and …

Job 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils …

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with …

Isaiah 30:27,28,33 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, …

(15) The channels.--The description of the storm ends with the fury of the wind and the effects of the tempest on the earth's surface. Comp. Psalms 29, and Milton:--

"Either tropic now

'Gan thunder and both ends of heaven the clouds,

From many a horrid rift abortive pour'd

Fierce rain with lightning mix'd, water with fire,

In ruin reconciled; nor slept the winds

Within their stony caves, but rush'd abroad

From the four hinges of the world and fell

On the vex'd wilderness."

--Par. Reg. iv. 409416.

Here, to suit the poet's purpose (see next verse), the rage of the tempest is made to spend itself on the water-floods. The "channels" are either torrent beds (Isaiah 8:7; Psalm 42:1; Job 6:15), or as in Samuel (where for "waters" the text has "sea") the depths of ocean. (Comp. Jonah 2:5.)

Verse 15. - Then the channels of waters were seen. By "the channels of waters" seem to be meant the torrent-courses, so common in Palestine, especially on either side of Jordan, which convey into it the winter rains. These "were seen," lit up by the "lightnings manifold," having previously been in darkness (see vers. 9-11). At the same time, the foundations of the world were discovered. The earthquake (ver. 7) still continuing, the earth gaped in places, and the glare of the lightning enabled the eye to penetrate deep into the solid globe - so deep that it seemed to reach the "foundations." At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils (comp. ver. 7, "because he was wroth"). Then the channels of water were seen,.... Or, "of the sea"; as in 2 Samuel 22:16. There seems to be an allusion to the drying up of the sea when the Israelites passed through it. Aben Ezra interprets this of the discovery of the secrets of enemies, and of their deep schemes and counsels, which they seek to hide, but are made known by him who sees all things in the dark; and so the following clause;

and the foundations of the world were discovered; but it rather seems to intend the utter extirpation and ruin of the Jewish nation, both in their civil and ecclesiastic state, the foundation of which was rooted up and laid bare; unless with Jerom we understand this of the ministers of the word, in whom the doctrines of grace were channelled, and who were as fountains of water; and of the foundation of the apostles and prophets made known in the Gospel: but the former sense is best; since it follows,

at thy rebuke, O Lord; at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils; for the destruction of the Jews was the effect of divine wrath and vengeance: so ends the account of the wonderful appearance of God in favour of the person the subject of this psalm, and against his enemies; the deliverance wrought for him is next described. 15. The tempest of the air is attended by appropriate results on earth. The language, though not expressive of any special physical changes, represents the utter subversion of the order of nature. Before such a God none can stand.18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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