Verse 8

Psalm 18:8

First … in the original language – Hebrew:
עלה עשׁן באפו ואשׁ־מפיו תאכל גחלים בערו ממנו׃

Next, the English translation that I chose making the Psalm “mine”:

Smoke poured out of his nostrils,

a consuming flame and burning coals from his mouth. (gnb)

Now, the English translations that I reviewed (words in white are ones that I chose for My Psalm 18 :)

(AMP) There went up smoke from His nostrils; and lightning out of His mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it.

(ASV) There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.

(BBE) There went up a smoke from his nose, and a fire of destruction from his mouth: flames were lighted by it.

(Bishops) (18:7) In his anger a smoke ascended vp: and a fire out of his mouth dyd cosume, and euery cole therof dyd set a fire.

(CEV) and breathed out smoke. Scorching heat and fiery flames spewed from your mouth.

(CJB) (18:9) Smoke arose in his nostrils; out of his mouth came devouring fire; sparks blazed forth from him.

(Darby) There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals burned forth from it.

(DRB) (18:9) There went up a smoke in his wrath: and a fire flamed from his face: coals were kindled by it.

(ESV) Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

(Geneva) Smoke went out at his nostrels, & a consuming fire out of his mouth: coales were kindled thereat.

(GNB) Smoke poured out of his nostrils, a consuming flame and burning coals from his mouth.

(GW) Smoke went up from his nostrils, and a raging fire came out of his mouth. Glowing coals flared up from it.

(HCSB) Smoke rose from His nostrils, and consuming fire came from His mouth; coals were set ablaze by it.

(JPS) (18:9) Smoke arose up in His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth did devour; coals flamed forth from Him.

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

(LITV) A smoke went up out of His nostrils, and fire devoured out of His mouth; coals were kindled from it.

(MKJV) A smoke went up out of His nostrils, and fire devoured out of His mouth; coals were kindled by it.

(MSG) His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke; his mouth spits fire. Tongues of fire dart in and out;

(NAS77) Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.

(NASB) Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.

(NCV) Smoke came out of his nose,

And burning fire came out of his mouth.

Burning coals went before him.

(NET) Smoke ascended from his nose;

fire devoured as it came from his mouth;

he hurled down fiery coals.

(NIrV) Smoke came out of his nose. Flames of fire came out of his mouth. Burning coals blazed out of it.

(NIV) Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

(NKJV) Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.

(NLT) Smoke poured from His nostrils; fierce flames leaped from His mouth. Glowing coals blazed forth from Him.

(NRSV) Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

(RSV) Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

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

(TNIV) Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

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

(YLT) Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.

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