2 Samuel 22:9
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English Standard Version
Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

King James Bible
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

American Standard Version
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A smoke went up from his nostrils, and a devouring fire out of his mouth: coals were kindled by it.

English Revised Version
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Webster's Bible Translation
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

2 Samuel 22:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 The God of Israel saith,

The Rock of Israel speaketh to me:

A Ruler over men, just,

A Ruler in the fear of God.

4 And as light of the morning, when the sun rises,

As morning without clouds:

From shining out of rain (springeth) green out of the earth.

5 For is not my house thus with God?

For He hath made me an everlasting covenant,

Provided with all, and attested;

For all my salvation and all good pleasure,

Should He then not cause it to grow?

As the prophets generally preface their saying with "thus saith the Lord," so David commences his prophetic saying with "the God of Israel saith," for the purpose of describing it most emphatically as the word of God. He designates God "the God" and "The Rock" (as in 2 Samuel 22:3) of Israel, to indicate that the contents of his prophecy relate to the salvation of the people of Israel, and are guaranteed by the unchangeableness of God. The saying which follows bears the impress of a divine oracle even in its enigmatical brevity. The verbs are wanting in the different sentences of 2 Samuel 23:3 and 2 Samuel 23:4. "A ruler over men," sc., "will arise," or there will be. בּאדם does not mean "among men," but "over men;" for בּ is to be taken as with the verb משׁל, as denoting the object ruled over (cf. Genesis 3:16; Genesis 4:7, etc.). האדם does not mean certain men, but the human race, humanity. This ruler is "just" in the fullest sense of the word, as in the passages founded upon this, viz., Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 9:9, and Psalm 72:2. The justice of the ruler is founded in his "fear of God." אלהים יראת is governed freely by מושׁל. (On the fact itself, see Isaiah 11:2-3.) The meaning is, "A ruler over the human race will arise, a just ruler, and will exercise his dominion in the spirit of the fear of God."

2 Samuel 22:9 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD...

Exodus 15:7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath...

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire...

Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase...

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

Job 41:20,21 Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron...

Psalm 18:8,15 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it...

Psalm 97:3-5 A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about...

Isaiah 30:27,33 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation...

Jeremiah 5:14 Why thus said the LORD God of hosts, Because you speak this word, behold, I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood...

Jeremiah 15:14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you know not: for a fire is kindled in my anger...

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

out of his [heb] by his
coals

Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

Cross References
Hebrews 12:29
for our God is a consuming fire.

2 Samuel 22:13
Out of the brightness before him coals of fire flamed forth.

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.

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