Psalm 18:12

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 4-19. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:4" for further information.

Verse 12. Suddenly the terrible artillery of heaven was discharged; the brightness of lightning lit up the clouds as with a glory proceeding from him who was concealed within the cloudy pavilion; and volleys of hailstones and coals of fire were hurled forth upon the enemy. The lightnings seemed to cleave the clouds and kindle them into a blaze, and then hailstones and flakes of fire with flashes of terrific grandeur terrified the sons of men.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 8-19. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:8" for further information.

Verse 12. Coals of fire. The word signifies, living burning coals. Where the lightning fell, it devoured all before it, and burned whatever it touched into burning embers. Samuel Chandler.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

None.