Psalm 147:18
New International Version
He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

New Living Translation
Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.

English Standard Version
He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.

Berean Study Bible
He sends forth His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.

King James Bible
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

New King James Version
He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.

New American Standard Bible
He sends His word and makes them melt; He makes His wind blow, and the waters flow.

NASB 1995
He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

NASB 1977
He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

Amplified Bible
He sends out His word and melts the ice; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

Christian Standard Bible
He sends his word and melts them; he unleashes his winds, and the water flows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sends His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.

American Standard Version
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sends his word and melts them; he makes the winds blow and the waters flow.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall send out his word, and melt them: he shall blow with his wind, and the waters shall flow.

Contemporary English Version
At his command the ice melts, the wind blows, and streams begin to flow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.

English Revised Version
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Good News Translation
Then he gives a command, and the ice melts; he sends the wind, and the water flows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sends out his word and melts his hailstones. He makes wind blow [and] water flow.

International Standard Version
He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sendeth forth His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Literal Standard Version
He sends forth His word and melts them, He causes His wind to blow—the waters flow.

NET Bible
He then orders it all to melt; he breathes on it, and the water flows.

New Heart English Bible
He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

World English Bible
He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth forth His word and melteth them, He causeth His wind to blow -- the waters flow.

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
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. 19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.…

Cross References
Psalm 33:9
For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.

Psalm 107:20
He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit.

Psalm 107:25
For He spoke and raised a tempest that lifted the waves of the sea.

Psalm 147:15
He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly.


Treasury of Scripture

He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Psalm 147:15
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

Job 6:16,17
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: …

Job 37:10,17
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened…









Verse 18. - He sendeth out his word, and melteth them (comp. ver. 15). God has only to "speak the word," and all trace of winter disappears - hoar-frost, hail, snow, melt away, and the atmosphere is once more soft and genial. He causeth his wind to blow. The change usually comes With a change of wind, which, as with ourselves, is commonly cold from the north and east, warm from the west and south. And the waters flow. A thaw sets in, and soon all the watercourses are full of rushing streams.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He sends forth
יִשְׁלַ֣ח (yiš·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

His word
דְּבָר֣וֹ (də·ḇā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and melts them;
וְיַמְסֵ֑ם (wə·yam·sêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4529: To melt, dissolve, be liquefied

He unleashes
יַשֵּׁ֥ב (yaš·šêḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5380: To blow, to disperse

His winds,
ר֝וּח֗וֹ (rū·ḥōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

and the waters
מָֽיִם׃ (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

flow.
יִזְּלוּ־ (yiz·zə·lū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill


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