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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He sendeth out his word - He gives a command: the south wind blows; the thaw takes place; and the ice and snow being liquefied, the waters flow, where before they were bound up by the ice.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 is straitened...

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Healing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
'And He said unto His disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26. If ye then be not able to do that thing
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Concerning Peaceableness
Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 This is the seventh step of the golden ladder which leads to blessedness. The name of peace is sweet, and the work of peace is a blessed work. Blessed are the peacemakers'. Observe the connection. The Scripture links these two together, pureness of heart and peaceableness of spirit. The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable' (James 3:17). Follow peace and holiness' (Hebrews 12:14). And here Christ joins them together pure in heart, and peacemakers',
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
To Rainald, Abbot of Foigny Bernard declares to him how little he loves praise; that the yoke of Christ is light; that he declines the name of father, and is content with that of brother. 1. In the first place, do not wonder if titles of honour affright me, when I feel myself so unworthy of the honours themselves; and if it is fitting that you should give them to me, it is not expedient for me to accept them. For if you think that you ought to observe that saying, In honour preferring one another
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 33:9
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

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

Psalm 107:25
For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.

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

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