8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

Other Translations of Psalm 148:8

King James Version

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

English Standard Version

8 fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!

The Message

8 Fire and hail, snow and ice, hurricanes obeying his orders;

New King James Version

8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

New Living Translation

8 fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 148:8

Commentary on Psalm 148:7-14

(Read Psalm 148:7-14)

Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God's word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him. We may by "the Horn of his people" understand Christ, whom God has exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, who is indeed the defence and the praise of all his saints, and will be so for ever. In redemption, that unspeakable glory is displayed, which forms the source of all our hopes and joys. May the Lord pardon us, and teach our hearts to love him more and praise him better.