New International Version
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
King James Bible
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
Darby Bible Translation
His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
World English Bible
His lightning lights up the world. The earth sees, and trembles.
Young's Literal Translation
Lightened have His lightnings the world, The earth hath seen, and is pained.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His lightnings enlightened the world - Though this be no more than a majestic description of the coming of the Lord, to confound his enemies and succor his followers, yet some spiritualize the passage, and say, the lightnings signify the apostles, who enlightened the world by their heavenly doctrine.
The earth saw, and trembled - The earth is represented as a sentient being. It saw the terrible majesty of God; and trembled through terror, fearing it should be destroyed on account of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
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On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
2 Samuel 22:8
The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they trembled because he was angry.
Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
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