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26 He made the laws for the rain
    and laid out a path for the lightning.

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25 “Who created a channel for the torrents of rain?
    Who laid out the path for the lightning?

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It rolls across the heavens,
    and his lightning flashes in every direction.

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The Lord Will Restore His People

10 Ask the Lord for rain in the spring,
    for he makes the storm clouds.
And he will send showers of rain
    so every field becomes a lush pasture.

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“I kept the rain from falling
    when your crops needed it the most.
I sent rain on one town
    but withheld it from another.
Rain fell on one field,
    while another field withered away.

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22 Can any of the worthless foreign gods send us rain?
    Does it fall from the sky by itself?
No, you are the one, O Lord our God!
    Only you can do such things.
    So we will wait for you to help us.

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fire and hail, snow and clouds,[a]
    wind and weather that obey him,

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Footnotes

  1. 148:8 Or mist, or smoke.

The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
    The God of glory thunders.
    The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
    the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
    he makes Mount Hermon[a] leap like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with bolts of lightning.
The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks[b]
    and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

10 The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
    The Lord reigns as king forever.

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Footnotes

  1. 29:6 Hebrew Sirion, another name for Mount Hermon.
  2. 29:9 Or causes the deer to writhe in labor.

27 Who sends rain to satisfy the parched ground
    and make the tender grass spring up?

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11 He loads the clouds with moisture,
    and they flash with his lightning.

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32 He fills his hands with lightning bolts
    and hurls each at its target.

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26 “Look, God is greater than we can understand.
    His years cannot be counted.

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