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2 Samuel 22:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he bowed the heavens, and came down; And darkness was under his feet.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then he stretched out the heavens, and came down,—and, thick gloom, was under his feet;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And He inclineth heaven, and cometh down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He bowed the heavens, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee bowed the heauens also and came downe: and darkenesse [was] vnder his feete.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he bowed the heavens, and came down, and [there was] darkness under his feet.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He bowed 5186
{5186} Prime
נָטָה
natah
{naw-taw'}
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
also, and came down; 3381
{3381} Prime
יָרַד
yarad
{yaw-rad'}
A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and darkness 6205
{6205} Prime
עֲרָפֶל
`araphel
{ar-aw-fel'}
Probably from H6201; gloom (as of a lowering sky).
[was] under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
his feet. 7272
{7272} Prime
רֶגֶל
regel
{reh'-gel}
From H7270; a foot (as used in walking); by implication a step; by euphemism the pudenda.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:2-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 22:10

He (f) bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.

(f) So it seems when the air is dark.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
bowed:

Psalms 144:5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
Isaiah 64:1-3 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, ... When thou didst terrible things [which] we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

darkness:

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God [was].
Deuteronomy 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
1 Kings 8:12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.
Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
Luke 23:44-45 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. ... And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
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Ex 20:21. Dt 4:11. 1K 8:12. Ps 97:2; 104:3; 144:5. Is 64:1. Mt 27:45. Lk 23:44.

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