Psalm 18:15
New International Version
The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

New Living Translation
Then at your command, O LORD, at the blast of your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare.

English Standard Version
Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Berean Study Bible
The channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

New American Standard Bible
Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

King James Bible
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Christian Standard Bible
The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Contemporary English Version
You roared at the sea, and its deepest channels could be seen. You snorted, and the earth shook to its foundations.

Good News Translation
The floor of the ocean was laid bare, and the foundations of the earth were uncovered, when you rebuked your enemies, LORD, and roared at them in anger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

International Standard Version
Then the channels of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were uncovered because of your rebuke, LORD, because of the blast from the breath of your nostrils.

NET Bible
The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by your battle cry, LORD, by the powerful breath from your nose.

New Heart English Bible
And the depths of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the springs of water appeared, and the foundations of the world were revealed from your rebuke, Lord Jehovah, and from the breath of the Spirit of your wrath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the ocean floor could be seen. The foundations of the earth were laid bare at your stern warning, O LORD, at the blast of the breath from your nostrils.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At Thy rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.

New American Standard 1977
Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Thy rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the depths of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

American King James Version
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

American Standard Version
Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the springs of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were exposed, at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blasting of the breath of thy wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were discovered: At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the spirit of thy wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
And the beds of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

English Revised Version
Then the channels of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare, at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

World English Bible
Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Young's Literal Translation
And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
14He shot His arrows and scattered the foes; He hurled lightning and routed them. 15The channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. 16He reached from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:8
Smoke rose from His nostrils, and consuming fire came from His mouth; glowing coals flamed forth.

Psalm 76:6
At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both horse and rider lie stunned.

Psalm 104:7
At Your rebuke the waters fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away--

Psalm 106:9
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; He led them through the depths as through a desert.

Ezekiel 21:31
I will pour out My anger upon you; I will breath the fire of My fury against you; I will hand you over to brutal men, skilled in destruction.

Ezekiel 38:18
Now on that day, the day when Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord GOD, My wrath will flare up.

Treasury of Scripture

Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

channels

Psalm 74:15
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

Psalm 106:9
He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

Exodus 15:8
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

foundations

Psalm 104:5
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Job 38:4-6
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Jeremiah 31:37
Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

O Lord

2 Kings 19:7
Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

Job 4:9
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.







Lexicon
The channels
אֲפִ֥יקֵי (’ă·p̄î·qê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 650: Containing, a tube, a bed, valley of a, stream, a strong thing, a hero

of the sea
מַ֗יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

appeared,
וַיֵּ֤רָא֨וּ ׀ (way·yê·rā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the foundations
מוֹסְד֪וֹת (mō·ws·ḏō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4146: A foundation

of the world
תֵּ֫בֵ֥ל (tê·ḇêl)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

were exposed,
וַֽיִּגָּלוּ֮ (way·yig·gā·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

at Your rebuke,
מִגַּעֲרָ֣תְךָ֣ (mig·ga·‘ă·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1606: A chiding

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

at the blast
מִ֝נִּשְׁמַ֗ת (min·niš·maṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5397: A puff, wind, angry, vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect, an animal

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

of Your nostrils.
אַפֶּֽךָ׃ (’ap·pe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire
(15) The channels.--The description of the storm ends with the fury of the wind and the effects of the tempest on the earth's surface. Comp. Psalms 29, and Milton:--

"Either tropic now

'Gan thunder and both ends of heaven the clouds,

From many a horrid rift abortive pour'd

Fierce rain with lightning mix'd, water with fire,

In ruin reconciled; nor slept the winds

Within their stony caves, but rush'd abroad

From the four hinges of the world and fell

On the vex'd wilderness."

--Par. Reg. iv. 409416.

Here, to suit the poet's purpose (see next verse), the rage of the tempest is made to spend itself on the water-floods. The "channels" are either torrent beds (Isaiah 8:7; Psalm 42:1; Job 6:15), or as in Samuel (where for "waters" the text has "sea") the depths of ocean. (Comp. Jonah 2:5.)

Verse 15. - Then the channels of waters were seen. By "the channels of waters" seem to be meant the torrent-courses, so common in Palestine, especially on either side of Jordan, which convey into it the winter rains. These "were seen," lit up by the "lightnings manifold," having previously been in darkness (see vers. 9-11). At the same time, the foundations of the world were discovered. The earthquake (ver. 7) still continuing, the earth gaped in places, and the glare of the lightning enabled the eye to penetrate deep into the solid globe - so deep that it seemed to reach the "foundations." At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils (comp. ver. 7, "because he was wroth"). 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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