Psalm 147:17
New International Version
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?

New Living Translation
He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold?

English Standard Version
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?

Berean Study Bible
He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?

King James Bible
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

New King James Version
He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?

New American Standard Bible
He hurls His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?

NASB 1995
He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?

NASB 1977
He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?

Amplified Bible
He casts out His ice like fragments; Who can stand before His cold?

Christian Standard Bible
he throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand his cold?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He throws His hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand His cold?

American Standard Version
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He casts ice like morsels; who can stand before his cold?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Casting forth his ice like morsels: who shall stand before his cold?

Contemporary English Version
God sends down hailstones like chips of rocks. Who can stand the cold?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold?

English Revised Version
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

Good News Translation
He sends hail like gravel; no one can endure the cold he sends!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who throws his hailstones like breadcrumbs. Who can withstand his chilling blast?

International Standard Version
He casts down his ice crystals like bread fragments. Who can endure his freezing cold?

JPS Tanakh 1917
He casteth forth His ice like crumbs; Who can stand before His cold?

Literal Standard Version
Casting forth His ice like morsels, Who stands before His cold?

NET Bible
He throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand the cold wind he sends?

New Heart English Bible
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can stand before his cold?

World English Bible
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can stand before his cold?

Young's Literal Translation
Casting forth His ice like morsels, Before His cold who doth stand?

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
16He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; 17He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast? 18He sends forth His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.…

Cross References
Job 37:9
The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.

Job 37:10
By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen.

Job 38:29
From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven,


Treasury of Scripture

He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

casteth

Psalm 78:47,48
He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost…

Exodus 9:23-25
And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt…

Joshua 10:11
And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

who can stand

Job 38:29,30
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? …









(17) Morsels.--Or, crumbs. (Genesis 18:5; Judges 19:5.) Doubtless the allusion is to hail.

Verse 17. - He casteth forth his ice like morsels; or, "like crumbs;" i.e. in profusion, as men feed birds. The "ice" intended would seem to be that of hailstones. Who can stand before his cold? Though the thermometer rarely shows more than six or seven degrees of frost in Palestine, yet the Oriental is as much chilled by such a temperature as the Englishman by one twenty degrees lower. He shivers in his light attire, and is very reluctant to leave the shelter of his house or tent.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He casts forth
מַשְׁלִ֣יךְ (maš·lîḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

His hail
קַֽרְח֣וֹ (qar·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7140: Ice, hail, rock crystal

like pebbles.
כְפִתִּ֑ים (ḵə·p̄it·tîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6595: Fragment, bit, morsel

Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can withstand
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

His icy blast?
קָ֝רָת֗וֹ (qā·rā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7135: Coolness


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