9 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 22:9

King James Version

9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, out of his nostrils: Heb. by, etc and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

English Standard Version

9 Smoke went up from his nostrils,Or in his wrath and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

The Message

9 His nostrils flared, billowing smoke; his mouth spit fire. Tongues of fire darted in and out;

New King James Version

9 Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.

New Living Translation

9 Smoke poured from his nostrils; fierce flames leaped from his mouth. Glowing coals blazed forth from him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 22:9

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David's psalm of thanksgiving.

This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly as 2 Timothy 4:18. Those who receive signal mercies from God, ought to give him the glory. In the day that God delivered David, he sang this song. While the mercy is fresh, and we are most affected with it, let the thank-offering be brought, to be kindled with the fire of that affection. All his joys and hopes close, as all our hopes should do, in the great Redeemer.