Psalm 77:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.

New Living Translation
Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world! The earth trembled and shook.

English Standard Version
The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

New American Standard Bible
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.

King James Bible
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; lightning lit up the world. The earth shook and quaked.

International Standard Version
Your thunderous sound was in a whirlwind; your lightning lights up the world; the earth becomes agitated and quakes.

NET Bible
Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the voice of your thunders were in the sphere, your lightnings lit up the world, the Earth was disturbed and shook!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sound of your thunder rumbled in the sky. Streaks of lightning lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The voice of thy thunder was all around; the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.

King James 2000 Bible
The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lighted up the world: the earth trembled and shook.

American King James Version
The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightning lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

American Standard Version
The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lightened the world: The earth trembled and shook.

Douay-Rheims Bible
the voice of thy thunder in a wheel. Thy lightnings enlightened the world: the earth shook and trembled.

Darby Bible Translation
The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind, lightnings lit up the world; the earth was troubled and it quaked.

English Revised Version
The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Webster's Bible Translation
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

World English Bible
The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightnings lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.

Young's Literal Translation
The voice of Thy thunder is in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

77:11-20 The remembrance of the works of God, will be a powerful remedy against distrust of his promise and goodness; for he is God, and changes not. God's way is in the sanctuary. We are sure that God is holy in all his works. God's ways are like the deep waters, which cannot be fathomed; like the way of a ship, which cannot be tracked. God brought Israel out of Egypt. This was typical of the great redemption to be wrought out in the fulness of time, both by price and power. If we have harboured doubtful thoughts, we should, without delay, turn our minds to meditate on that God, who spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, that with him, he might freely give us all things.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - The voice of thy thunder was in the heavens; rather, in the whirlwind (Kay, Cheyne, Revised Version). A storm of wind usually accompanies thunder and lightning. This the author, with poetical exaggeration, heightens into a "whirlwind" (comp. Psalm 83:13; Isaiah 17:13). The lightnings lightened the world. More hyperbole. Not only did they "go abroad" (ver. 17), darting hither and thither, but their intense brightness illuminated the whole earth. The earth trembled and shook. Through the reverberation of air, the earth seems to shake in a heavy thunderstorm.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven,.... Thunder is the voice of God, Job 37:5 this is heard in "the orb" (b), or the air, so called, because spherical; the Targum is

"the voice of thy thunder was heard in the wheel;''

so the word here used sometimes signifies; so Ezekiel 10:13, and is so rendered here by some (c); some think this refers to the wheels of the chariots of the Egyptians, which were taken off, it may be by the force of thunder and lightning, so that they drove on heavily, Exodus 14:25,

the lightnings lightened the world; not only that part of the world where the Israelites and Egyptians were, but the whole world; for lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west, Matthew 24:27, this was in the night, and a very dark night it was, as Josephus (d) affirms; see Psalm 97:4,

the earth trembled and shook; there was an earthquake at the same time; unless this is to be understood of the panic which the inhabitants of the earth were put into on hearing of this wonderful event, Joshua 2:9.

(b) "in rotunditate", Montanus, Vatablus; "in isto orbe", Junius & Tremeullis; "in orbe", Cocceius; "in sphaera", Arab. (c) "In rota", Pagninus, Tigurine version, Musculus, Gejerus; "in rotis", Muis, Syr. vid. Suidam in voce (d) Ut supra. (Antiq. l. 2. c. 16. sect. 3.)



Psalm 77:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
In Distress, I Sought the Lord
17The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there. 18The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook. 19Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.…
Cross References
Judges 5:4
"When you, LORD, went out from Seir, when you marched from the land of Edom, the earth shook, the heavens poured, the clouds poured down water.

Psalm 18:7
The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.

Psalm 18:13
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

Psalm 68:8
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

Psalm 97:4
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

Psalm 104:7
But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
Treasury of Scripture

The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightning lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

voice

Psalm 29:3-9 The voice of the LORD is on the waters: the God of glory thunders: …

Exodus 19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were …

Job 37:1-5 At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of his place…

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in …

lightnings

Psalm 97:4 His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

Habakkuk 3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his …

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, …

earth

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended …

2 Samuel 22:8,14 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved …

Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top …

Matthew 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord …

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …

Jump to Previous
Crash Earth Flaming Heard Heaven Lighted Lightnings Quaked Rolling Shaketh Shaking Shook Sound Storm Thunder Trembled Troubled Voice Whirlwind World
Jump to Next
Crash Earth Flaming Heard Heaven Lighted Lightnings Quaked Rolling Shaketh Shaking Shook Sound Storm Thunder Trembled Troubled Voice Whirlwind World
Links
Psalm 77:18 NIV
Psalm 77:18 NLT
Psalm 77:18 ESV
Psalm 77:18 NASB
Psalm 77:18 KJV

Psalm 77:18 Bible Apps
Psalm 77:18 Bible Suite
Psalm 77:18 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 77:18 Chinese Bible
Psalm 77:18 French Bible
Psalm 77:18 German Bible

Alphabetical: and earth heard in lightning lightnings lit of quaked shook sound the thunder trembled up was whirlwind world Your

OT Poetry: Psalm 77:18 The voice of your thunder was (Psalm Ps Psa.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Psalm 77:17
Top of Page
Top of Page