Psalm 135:7
New International Version
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

New Living Translation
He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.

English Standard Version
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Berean Study Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He generates the lightning with the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

King James Bible
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

New King James Version
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.

New American Standard Bible
He causes the mist to ascend from the ends of the earth, He makes lightning for the rain; He brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

NASB 1995
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

NASB 1977
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain; Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

Amplified Bible
Who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightning for the rain, Who brings the wind from His storehouses;

Christian Standard Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from his storehouses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

American Standard Version
Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He brings up clouds from the ends of the Earth and he made lightnings for the rain; he will bring forth the winds from storehouses!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who brings up clouds from he extremity of the earth: he has made lightnings for the rain: he brings winds out of his treasures.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place he sends out the wind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He bringeth up clouds from the end of the earth: he hath made lightnings for the rain. He bringeth forth winds out of his stores:

English Revised Version
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries.

Good News Translation
He brings storm clouds from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the storms, and he brings out the wind from his storeroom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, who makes lightning for the thunderstorms, and who brings wind out of his storerooms.

International Standard Version
He makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, fashioning lightning for the rain, bringing the wind from his storehouses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth forth the wind out of His treasuries.

Literal Standard Version
Causing vapors to ascend from the end of the earth, He has made lightnings for the rain, Bringing forth wind from His treasures.

NET Bible
He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth, makes lightning bolts accompany the rain, and brings the wind out of his storehouses.

New Heart English Bible
who causes the clouds to rise from the farthest parts of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;

World English Bible
who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Young's Literal Translation
Causing vapours to ascend from the end of the earth, Lightnings for the rain He hath made, Bringing forth wind from His treasures.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Name, O LORD, Endures Forever
6The LORD does all that pleases Him in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and in all their depths. 7He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He generates the lightning with the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses. 8He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, of both man and beast.…

Cross References
John 3:8
The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

Job 28:25
When God fixed the weight of the wind and measured out the waters,

Job 28:26
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 38:25
Who cuts a channel for the flood or clears a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

Psalm 148:8
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, powerful wind fulfilling His word,

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His hands? Who has bound up the waters in His cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His Son--surely you know!


Treasury of Scripture

He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

he causeth

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Genesis 2:5,6
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground…

1 Kings 18:1,41-45
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth…

he maketh lightnings.

Job 38:25
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

Job 28:25,26
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure…

Job 38:24-28
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? …

he bringeth

Psalm 107:25
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Job 38:22,23
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, …









(7) Adapted from Jeremiah 10:13; Jeremiah 51:16.

Causeth the vapours to ascend.--Mr. Burgess is undoubtedly right in referring this to the mist which went up from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground "before the useful trouble of the rain" (Genesis 2:6), since the original passage in Genesis has a plain reference to the story of the Creation, and the rain is immediately mentioned as coming into existence after the vapours. That a different term is used in Genesis does not make against this since the Hebrew term here is a general one derived from the verb "to ascend."

Lightnings for the rain--i.e., "to bring rain." Such was the Oriental notion, see Zechariah 10:1 and compare 1Samuel 12:17. Both of these places refer to showers out of the ordinary rainy season, such as thunder-storms in the harvest season. The sudden downfall of sheets of rain after a flash and peal is even in this climate sufficiently striking to make such a notion as the dependence of rain on lightning quite conceivable, how much more in tropical countries, and where, except in the due rainy season, it would never probably fall without thunder and lightning. . . .

Verse 7. - He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth (comp. Jeremiah 10:13; Jeremiah 51:16) By God's contrivance vapor is continually rising from the remotest regions of the earth, to hang in clouds, descend in rain, and spread abroad fertility. He maketh lightnings for the rain. To accompany it, perhaps to give it its fertilizing qualities (see Dr. Kay's comment 'The Psalms,' p. 428). He bringeth the wind out of his treasuries (see Job 38:22, where God's "treasuries" for the snow and the hail are spoken of; and comp. Virgil, 'Aen.,' 2:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He causes the clouds
נְשִׂאִים֮ (nə·śi·’îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5387: An exalted one, a king, sheik, a rising mist

to rise
מַֽעֲלֶ֣ה (ma·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

from the ends
מִקְצֵ֪ה (miq·ṣêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7097: End, extremity

of the earth.
הָ֫אָ֥רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

He sends
עָשָׂ֑ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

lightning
בְּרָקִ֣ים (bə·rā·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1300: Lightning, a gleam, a flashing sword

with the rain
לַמָּטָ֣ר (lam·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4306: Rain

and brings
מֽוֹצֵא־ (mō·w·ṣê-)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

the wind
ר֝וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

from His storehouses.
מֵאֽוֹצְרוֹתָֽיו׃ (mê·’ō·wṣ·rō·w·ṯāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 214: Treasure, store, a treasury, storehouse


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