New International Version
He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
King James Bible
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Darby Bible Translation
He made darkness his secret place, his tent round about him: darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
World English Bible
He made darkness his hiding place, his pavilion around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Young's Literal Translation
He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Psalm 18:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He made darkness his secret place - God is represented as dwelling in the thick darkness, Deuteronomy 4:11; Psalm 97:2. This representation in the place before us is peculiarly proper; as thick heavy clouds deeply charged, and with lowering aspects, are always the forerunners and attendants of a tempest, and greatly heighten the horrors of the appearance: and the representation of them, spread about the Almighty as a tent, is truly grand and poetic.
Dark waters - The vapors strongly condensed into clouds; which, by the stroke of the lightning, are about to be precipitated in torrents of rain. See the next verse.
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You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness.
1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Then say to them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will send for my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will set his throne over these stones I have buried here; he will spread his royal canopy above them.
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