Psalm 29:7
New International Version
The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.

New Living Translation
The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lightning.

English Standard Version
The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.

Berean Study Bible
The voice of the LORD strikes with flames of fire.

New American Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.

New King James Version
The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

King James Bible
The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

Christian Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD flashes flames of fire.

Contemporary English Version
The voice of the LORD makes lightning flash

Good News Translation
The voice of the LORD makes the lightning flash.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD flashes flames of fire.

International Standard Version
The voice of the LORD shoots out flashes of fire.

NET Bible
The LORD's shout strikes with flaming fire.

New Heart English Bible
The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The voice of Lord Jehovah that cuts off the flame of fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The voice of the LORD heweth out flames of fire.

New American Standard 1977
The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

King James 2000 Bible
The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

American King James Version
The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

American Standard Version
The voice of Jehovah cleaveth the flames of fire.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is a voice of the Lord who divides a flame of fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire:

Darby Bible Translation
The voice of Jehovah cleaveth out flames of fire.

English Revised Version
The voice of the LORD cleaveth the flames of fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

World English Bible
Yahweh's voice strikes with flashes of lightning.

Young's Literal Translation
The voice of Jehovah is hewing fiery flames,
Study Bible
Ascribe Glory to the LORD
6He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. 7The voice of the LORD strikes with flames of fire. 8The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:6
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Psalm 29:8
The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

Treasury of Scripture

The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

divideth [heb] cutteth out

Psalm 77:18
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 144:5,6
Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke…

Exodus 9:23
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.

Lexicon
The voice
קוֹל־ (qō·wl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

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

strikes
חֹצֵ֗ב (ḥō·ṣêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

with flames
לַהֲב֥וֹת (la·hă·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3852: A flash, a sharply polished blade, point of a, weapon

of fire.
אֵֽשׁ׃ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire
(7) The voice . . .--Literally, the voice of Jehovah cleaving flames of fire. The word is used of hewingstone and wood (Isaiah 10:15). The reference to lightning in this verse is universally admitted, some even seeing an allusion to the brief and sudden flash in the single clause of which the sentence is composed. But the most various explanations are given of the image employed. One of these--that of beating out as from an anvil--may be set aside as clumsy and unworthy of the poet. But the comparison with Isaiah 51:9, and Hosea 6:5, where the same verb is used of God's "judgments," makes it possible that the lightnings here are regarded as "thought-executing fires," and if language would allow, we might translate "hewing with flames of fire," and illustrate by

"And ever and anon some bright white shaft

Burnt through the pine-tree roof, here burnt and there,

As if God's messenger through the close wood screen

Plunged and replunged his weapon at a venture,

Feeling for guilty thee and me."

BROWNING: Pippa Passes.

But this, though the usual ancient translation, is now generally rejected in favour of the allusion to "forked lightning," as we call it, the ignes trisulci of Ovid, a natural metaphor by which to try to represent the "nimble stroke of quick cross-lightnings." For the apparent physical mistake in making thunder the agent in producing the lightning, see Note on Psalm 29:5.

Verse 7. - The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; rather, the voice of the Lord heweth out flames of fire. The poet describes the appearances of things, not the actual reality. To him it seems as if the thunder, rolling along the sky, hewed out a chasm in the clouds, from which the forked lightning issued.
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