'Lightning' in the Bible
So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt.
The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.
On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.
All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it they trembled and stood at a distance.
If I sharpen the lightning of My sword,And My hand takes hold of judgment,I will render vengeance on My adversaries,And I will repay those who hate Me.
He said:The Lord came from Sinaiand appeared to them from Seir;He shone on them from Mount Paranand came with ten thousand holy ones,with lightning from His right hand for them.
And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “A lightning storm struck from heaven. It burned up the sheep and the servants and devoured them, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
See how He spreads His lightning around Himand covers the depths of the sea.
He covers His hands with lightningand commands it to hit its mark.
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
Then there comes a roaring sound;God thunders with His majestic voice.He does not restrain the lightningwhen His rumbling voice is heard.
He saturates clouds with moisture;He scatters His lightning through them.
Do you know how God directs His cloudsor makes their lightning flash?
Where is the lightning diffused or the east wind scattered around the earth?
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go?Do they report to you: “Here we are”?
Smoke went up from His nostrils,And fire from His mouth devoured;Coals were kindled by it.
He shot His arrows and scattered them;He hurled lightning bolts and routed them.
The voice of the Lord rakes flames of fire (lightning).
The clouds poured rain; the skies rumbled. Indeed, your lightning bolts flashed.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;lightning lit up the world.The earth shook and quaked.
He handed over their livestock to hailand their cattle to lightning bolts.
His lightning lights up the world;the earth sees and trembles.
He gave them hail for rain,and lightning throughout their land.
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.He makes lightning for the rainand brings the wind from His storehouses.
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
lightning and hail, snow and cloud,powerful wind that executes His command,
When He thunders,the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,and He causes the clouds to risefrom the ends of the earth.He makes lightning for the rainand brings the wind from His storehouses.
When He thunders,the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,and He causes the cloudsto rise from the ends of the earth.He makes lightning for the rainand brings the wind from His storehouses.
As I watched, I noticed a windstorm coming from the north -- an enormous cloud, with lightning flashing, such that bright light rimmed it and came from it like glowing amber from the middle of a fire.
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
It is sharpened for slaughter,polished to flash like lightning!Should we rejoice?The scepter of My son,the sword despises every tree.
I have appointed a sword for slaughterat all their gates,so that their hearts may meltand many may stumble.Yes! It is ready to flash like lightning;it is drawn for slaughter.
“Now prophesy, son of man, and say: This is what the Lord God says concerning the Ammonites and their contempt. You are to proclaim:A sword! A swordis drawn for slaughter,polished to consume, to flash like lightning.
His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
This is why I have used the prophetsto cut them down;I have killed them with the words of My mouth.My judgment strikes like lightning.
It is he who is raining sudden destruction upon the strong like lightning, so that ruin comes upon the fortress.
The chariots dash madly through the streets;they rush around in the plazas.They look like torches;they dart back and forth like lightning.
And the flame of a sword, and the lightning of a spear, And the abundance of the wounded, And the weight of carcases, Yea, there is no end to the bodies, They stumble over their bodies.
He is as bright as lightning; a two-pronged lightning bolt flashes from his hand. This is the outward display of his power.
And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
"Ask the LORD for rain in the spring the LORD who fashions lightning thunderstorms, giving rain showers to mankind along with grain in the fields.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
As He was praying, the appearance of His face became different [actually transformed], and His clothing became white and flashing with the brilliance of lightning.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
At this they were in great perplexity, when suddenly there stood by them two men whose raiment flashed like lightning.
Flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder came from the throne. Seven fiery torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
The angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth. Then there were peals of thunder, noises, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
Then the Temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen inside his Temple. There were flashes of lightning, noises, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
There were flashes of lightning, noises, peals of thunder, and a powerful earthquake. There has never been such a powerful earthquake since people have been on the earth.
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