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

New Living Translation
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded amid the hail and burning coals.

English Standard Version
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded—hailstones and coals of fire.

King James Bible
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

New King James Version
The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

NASB 1995
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

NASB 1977
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

Amplified Bible
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD thundered from heaven; the Most High made his voice heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD thundered from heaven; the Most High projected His voice.

American Standard Version
Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH thundered in Heaven and The Highest gave his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord also thundered from heaven, and the Highest uttered his voice.

Contemporary English Version
LORD Most High, your voice thundered from the heavens, as hailstones and fiery coals poured down like rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord thundered from heaven, and the highest gave his voice: hail and coals of fire.

English Revised Version
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice; hailstones and coals of fire.

Good News Translation
Then the LORD thundered from the sky; and the voice of the Most High was heard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD thundered in the heavens. The Most High made his voice heard with hailstones and lightning.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD thundered in the heavens, and the Most High sounded aloud, calling for hail stones and flashes of fire.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High gave forth His voice; Hailstones and coals of fire.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH thunders in the heavens, And the Most High gives forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.

NET Bible
The LORD thundered in the sky; the sovereign One shouted.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD also thundered in the sky. The Most High uttered his voice.

World English Bible
Yahweh also thundered in the sky. The Most High uttered his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.

Young's Literal Translation
And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
12From the brightness of His presence His clouds advanced—hailstones and coals of fire. 13The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded— hailstones and coals of fire. 14He shot His arrows and scattered the foes; He hurled lightning and routed them.…

Cross References
Exodus 9:23
So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning struck the earth. So the LORD rained down hail upon the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 2:10
Those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder from heaven against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth and will give power to His king. He will exalt the horn of His anointed."

Psalm 11:6
On the wicked He will rain down fiery coals and sulfur; a scorching wind will be their portion.

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is heard over many waters.

Psalm 46:6
Nations rage, kingdoms crumble; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Psalm 50:3
Our God approaches and will not be silent! Consuming fire precedes Him, and a tempest rages around Him.

Psalm 77:18
Your thunder resounded in the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

thundered

Psalm 78:48
He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Psalm 104:7
At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

Exodus 20:18
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Highest

Psalm 29:3,4
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters…

Ezekiel 10:5
And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

coals

Psalm 120:3,4
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? …

Psalm 140:10
Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

Deuteronomy 32:24
They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.









(13) In the heavens.--The version in Samuel is from the heavens," which is better. For the thunder as God's voice see Psalm 29:3, and Note.

Verse 13. - The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice. With the lightning came, necessarily, thunder, rolling along the heavens, and seeming like the voice of God (comp. Job 38:4, 5). Hail stones and coals of fire. The phrase is repeated for the sake of emphasis. The hail and the lightning are represented as conjointly the ministers of the Divine vengeance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

thundered
וַיַּרְעֵ֬ם (way·yar·‘êm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7481: To tumble, be violently agitated, to crash, to irritate

from heaven;
בַּשָּׁמַ֨יִם ׀ (baš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

the voice
קֹל֑וֹ (qō·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the Most High
וְ֭עֶלְיוֹן (wə·‘el·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme

resounded—
יִתֵּ֣ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

hailstones
בָּ֝רָ֗ד (bā·rāḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1259: Hail

and coals
וְגַֽחֲלֵי־ (wə·ḡa·ḥă·lê-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1513: An ember

of fire.
אֵֽשׁ׃ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire


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