God issues his command to the earth— God's word speeds off fast!
God spreads snow like it was wool; God scatters frost like it was ashes;
God throws his hail down like crumbs— who can endure God's freezing cold?
Then God issues his word and melts it all away! God makes his winds blow; the water flows again.
God proclaims his word to Jacob; his statutes and rules to Israel.
God hasn't done that with any other nation; those nations have no knowledge of God's rules.a Praise the LORD!