Psalm 148:8
New International Version
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

New Living Translation
fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him,

English Standard Version
fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!

Berean Study Bible
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, powerful wind fulfilling His word,

New American Standard Bible
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

King James Bible
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Christian Standard Bible
lightning and hail, snow and cloud, stormy wind that executes his command,

Contemporary English Version
Sea monsters and the deep sea, fire and hail, snow and frost, and every stormy wind, come praise the LORD!

Good News Translation
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, strong winds that obey his command.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
lightning and hail, snow and cloud, powerful wind that executes His command,

International Standard Version
fire, hail, snow, fog, and wind storm that carry out his command,

NET Bible
O fire and hail, snow and clouds, O stormy wind that carries out his orders,

New Heart English Bible
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Fire and hail stones and snow and ice, wind and hurricanes, Servants of his word!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
lightning and hail, snow and fog, strong winds that obey his commands,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Fire and hail, snow and vapour, Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

New American Standard 1977
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Jubilee Bible 2000
fire and hail; snow and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word,

King James 2000 Bible
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

American King James Version
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

American Standard Version
Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy wind; the things that perform his word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds which fulfil his word:

Darby Bible Translation
Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind fulfilling his word;

English Revised Version
Fire and hail, snow and vapour; stormy wind, fulfilling his word:

Webster's Bible Translation
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

World English Bible
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

Young's Literal Translation
Fire and hail, snow and vapour, Whirlwind doing His word;
Study Bible
Praise the LORD From the Heavens!
7Praise the LORD from the earth, all great sea creatures and ocean depths, 8lightning and hail, snow and clouds, powerful wind fulfilling His word, 9mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,…
Cross References
Job 37:12
They swirl about, turning round and round at His direction, accomplishing all that He commands over the face of all the earth.

Psalm 18:12
From the brightness of His presence, His clouds advanced--hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, all His angels mighty in strength, who do His word, who hearken to the voice of his command.

Psalm 104:4
He makes the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants.

Psalm 107:25
For He spoke and raised a tempest that lifted the waves of the sea.

Psalm 135:7
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Psalm 147:16
He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;

Treasury of Scripture

Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

fire

Psalm 147:15-18
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly…

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Exodus 9:23-25
And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt…

stormy

Psalm 107:25-29
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof…

Exodus 10:13,19
And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts…

Exodus 14:21
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.







Lexicon
lightning
אֵ֣שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

and hail,
וּ֭בָרָד (ū·ḇā·rāḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1259: Hail

snow
שֶׁ֣לֶג (še·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7950: Snow

and clouds,
וְקִיט֑וֹר (wə·qî·ṭō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7008: A fume, cloud

powerful
סְ֝עָרָ֗ה (sə·‘ā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5591: A hurricane

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

fulfilling
עֹשָׂ֥ה (‘ō·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

His word,
דְבָרֽוֹ׃ (ḏə·ḇā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
(8) Fire.--Lightning, as in Psalm 18:12; Psalm 105:32. where it is also found with "hail."

Vapours.--The same Hebrew word in Genesis 19:28 and Psalm 119:83 is rendered "smoke," and from the use of the cognate verb is certainly connected with "burning." Hence we probably have here the figure chiasmus (fire and hail, snow and smoke), the smoke answering to the fire, as the snow to the hail. On the other hand, from Psalm 18:8, Psa_144:5, it is plain that the driving mists of a storm were regarded as smoke. (Comp. "The smoky mountain tops."--TENNYSON.)

This invocation of the powers of the air is a fine poetic touch, and shows the freedom of lyric treatment of the story of Creation, which in Genesis passes at once from the monsters of the deep to the land and its creatures. To the poet there is another region of life and power; other voices, which, though wild and fierce, may yet join in the grand anthem of praise.

Stormy wind.--As in Psalm 107:25. This, to us, free and uncontrollable agent is yet but a messenger of Jehovah, fulfilling his word (Psalm 104:4).

Verse 8. - Fire and hail. By "fire," in this combination, we must understand "lightning," or rather the various electrical phenomena accompanying storms in the East, which are sometimes very strange and terrible. Snow and vapors; rather, vapor. The mist so often accompanying snowstorms is probably the "vapor" intended. Stormy wind fulfilling his word (comp. Psalm 107:25). 148:7-14 Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God's word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him. We may by the Horn of his people understand Christ, whom God has exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, who is indeed the defence and the praise of all his saints, and will be so for ever. In redemption, that unspeakable glory is displayed, which forms the source of all our hopes and joys. May the Lord pardon us, and teach our hearts to love him more and praise him better.
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