New American Standard Bible
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.
King James Bible
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Darby Bible Translation
The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind, lightnings lit up the world; the earth was troubled and it quaked.
World English Bible
The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightnings lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.
Young's Literal Translation
The voice of Thy thunder is in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven - Compare the notes at Psalm 29:1-11. The word rendered "heaven" here - גלגל galgal - means properly "a wheel," as of a chariot, Isaiah 5:28; Ezekiel 10:2, Ezekiel 10:6; Ezekiel 23:24; Ezekiel 26:10. Then it means a "whirlwind," as that which rolls along, Ezekiel 10:13. Then it is used to denote chaff or stubble, as driven along before a whirlwind, Psalm 83:13; Isaiah 17:13. It is never used to denote heaven. It means here, undoubtedly, the whirlwind; and the idea is, that in the ragings of the storm, or of the whirlwind, the voice of God was heard - the deep bellowing thunder - as if God spoke to people.
The lightnings lightened the world - The whole earth seemed to be in a blaze.
The earth trembled and shook - See the notes at Psalm 29:1-11.
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"LORD, when You went out from Seir, When You marched from the field of Edom, The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped, Even the clouds dripped water.
Then the earth shook and quaked; And the foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.
At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
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