Psalm 18:12
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New International Version
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed - The word נגה nogah signifies the lightning. This goes before him: the flash is seen before the thunder is heard, and before the rain descends; and then the thick cloud passes. Its contents are precipitated on the earth, and the cloud is entirely dissipated.

Hail-stones and coals of fire - This was the storm that followed the flash and the peal; for it is immediately added: -

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Psalm 97:3,4 A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about...

Habakkuk 3:4,5 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power...

Matthew 17:2,5 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light...


Exodus 9:23,24 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along on the ground...

Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron...

2 Samuel 22:13-15 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled...

Revelation 16:21 And there fell on men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent...

August 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Division of Actual Grace
Actual grace may be divided according to: (1) the difference existing between the faculties of the human soul, and (2) in reference to the freedom of the will. Considered in its relation to the different faculties of the soul, actual grace is either of the intellect, or of the will, or of the sensitive faculties. With regard to the free consent of the will, it is either (1) prevenient, also called cooeperating, or (2) efficacious or merely sufficient. 1. THE ILLUMINATING GRACE OF THE INTELLECT.--Actual
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

The Ark among the Flags
'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

This State of Prayer not one of Idleness, but of Noble Action, Wrought by the Spirit of God, and in Dependence Upon Him --The Communication Of
Some people, hearing of the prayer of silence, have wrongly imagined that the soul remains inactive, lifeless, and without movement. But the truth is, that its action is more noble and more extensive than it ever was before it entered this degree, since it is moved by God Himself, and acted upon by His Spirit. St Paul desires that we should be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14). I do not say that there must be no action, but that we must act in dependence upon the divine movement. This
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
Joshua 10:11
As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the LORD hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

Psalm 50:3
Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.

Psalm 104:2
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent

Psalm 140:10
May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.

Psalm 148:8
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

Ezekiel 13:13
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.

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