New American Standard Bible
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
King James Bible
At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
Darby Bible Translation
From the brightness before him his thick clouds passed forth: hail and coals of fire.
World English Bible
At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, hailstones and coals of fire.
Young's Literal Translation
From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.
Psalm 18:12 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At the brightness that was before him - From the flash - the play of the lightnings that seemed to go before him.
His thick clouds passed - or, vanished. They seemed to pass away. The light, the flash, the blaze, penetrated those clouds, and seemed to dispel, or to scatter them. The whole heavens were in a blaze, as if there were no clouds, or as if the clouds were all driven away. The reference here is to the appearance when the vivid flashes of lightning seem to penetrate and dispel the clouds, and the heavens seem to be lighted up with a universal flame.
Hail-stones - That is, hailstones followed, or fell.
And coals of fire - There seemed to be coals of fire rolling along the ground, or falling from the sky. In the corresponding place in 2 Samuel 22:13 the expression is, "Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled." That is, fires were kindled by the lightning. The expression in the psalm is more terse and compact, but the reason of the change cannot be assigned.
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As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the LORD threw large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
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