New International Version
The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.
King James Bible
The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
Darby Bible Translation
The thick clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound, yea, thine arrows went abroad:
World English Bible
The clouds poured out water. The skies resounded with thunder. Your arrows also flashed around.
Young's Literal Translation
Poured out waters have thick clouds, The skies have given forth a noise, Also -- Thine arrows go up and down.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The clouds poured out water - It appears from this that there was a violent tempest at the time of the passage of the Red Sea. There was a violent storm of thunder, lightning, and rain. These three things are distinctly marked here.
1. "The skies sent out a sound:" the Thunder.
2. "Thine arrows went abroad:" the Lightning.
3. "The clouds poured out water:" the Rain. In the next verse we have,
4. An Earthquake: "The earth trembled and shook," Psalm 77:18.
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poured out like water. Heb. were poured forth with water
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"When you, LORD, went out from Seir, when you marched from the land of Edom, the earth shook, the heavens poured, the clouds poured down water.
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to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.
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