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Psalms 18:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals burned forth from it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There went up smoke in his nostrils, and, a fire out of his mouth, devoured, Live coals, were kindled from it:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— There went up a smoke in his wrath: and a fire flamed from his face: coals were kindled by it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— There went vp a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth deuoured, coales were kindled by it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— There went up a smoke in his wrath, and fire burst into a flame at his presence: coals were kindled at it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
There went up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a smoke 6227
{6227} Prime
עָשָׁן
`ashan
{aw-shawn'}
From H6225; smoke, literally or figuratively (vapor, dust, anger).
out of his nostrils, 639
{0639} Prime
אַף
'aph
{af}
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
and fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
out of his mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
devoured: 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
coals 1513
{1513} Prime
גֶּחֶל
gechel
{geh'-khel}
From an unused root meaning to glow or kindle; an ember.
were kindled 1197
{1197} Prime
בָּעַר
ba`ar
{baw-ar'}
A primitive root; to kindle, that is, consume (by fire or by eating); also (as denominative from H1198) to be (become) brutish.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
by x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:7-8.


Psalms 18:8

_ _ smoke out ... his nostrils — bitter in His wrath (compare Psalms 74:1).

_ _ by it — that is, the fire (Exodus 19:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 18:8

There went, &c. — All these seem to be figurative expressions, denoting the greatness of his anger.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 18:8

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and (e) fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

(e) He shows how horrible God's judgments will be to the wicked.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
went:

Psalms 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Psalms 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Psalms 74:1 [[Maschil of Asaph.]] O God, why hast thou cast [us] off for ever? [why] doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
Psalms 104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
Psalms 144:5-6 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. ... Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Genesis 19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Leviticus 10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Numbers 11:1 And [when] the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard [it]; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed [them that were] in the uttermost parts of the camp.
Numbers 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Deuteronomy 29:23-24 [And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: ... Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what [meaneth] the heat of this great anger?
2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

out of his:
Heb. by his

fire:

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Amos 4:11 I have overthrown [some] of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
Nahum 1:5-6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. ... Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
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Gn 19:28. Lv 10:2. Nu 11:1; 16:35. Dt 29:20, 23. Ps 11:6; 21:9; 74:1; 104:32; 144:5. Dn 7:10. Am 4:11. Na 1:5. 2Th 1:8. Rv 11:5.

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