New International Version
He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility-- a band of destroying angels.
King James Bible
He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
Darby Bible Translation
He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and distress, -- a mission of angels of woes.
World English Bible
He threw on them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble, and a band of angels of evil.
Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth on them the fury of His anger, Wrath, and indignation, and distress -- A discharge of evil messengers.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By sending evil angels - This is the first mention we have of evil angels. There is no mention of them in the account we have of the plagues of Egypt in the Book of Exodus, and what they were we cannot tell: but by what the psalmist says here of their operations, they were the sorest plague that God had sent; they were marks or the fierceness of his anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble. Some think the destroying angel that slew all the first-born is what is here intended; but this is distinctly mentioned in Psalm 78:61. An angel or messenger may be either animate or inanimate; a disembodied spirit or human being; any thing or being that is an instrument sent of God for the punishment or support of mankind.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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"In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.
He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
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