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'Lightning' in the Bible

Then Moses stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire (lightning) ran down to and along the ground, and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

If I whet My lightning sword and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will wreak vengeance on My foes and recompense those who hate Me.

He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning confused and troubled them.

While he was yet speaking, there came also another and said, The fire of God (lightning) has fallen from the heavens and has burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed 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,

Behold, He spreads His lightning against the dark clouds and covers the roots of the sea.

He covers His hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.

Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.

He loads the thick cloud with moisture; He scatters the cloud of His lightning.

Do you know how God lays His command upon them and causes the lightning of His [storm] cloud to shine?

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

The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning.

The clouds poured down water, the skies sent out a sound [of rumbling thunder]; Your arrows went forth [in forked lightning].

He gave them hail for rain, with lightning like flaming fire in their land.

Cast forth lightning and scatter [my enemies]; send out Your arrows and embarrass and frustrate them.

In the midst of the living creatures there was what looked like burning coals of fire, like torches moving to and fro among the living creatures; the fire was bright and out of the fire went forth lightning.

And the living creatures darted back and forth like a flash of lightning.

It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter, polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]? But the rod or scepter of My son [Judah] rejects and views with contempt every tree [that is, since God's promise long ago to Judah is certain, he believes Judah's scepter must remain no matter what power arises against it]!

I have set the threatening and glittering sword against all their gates, that their hearts may melt and their stumblings be multiplied. Ah! It is made [to flash] like lightning; it is pointed and sharpened for slaughter.

And you, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord God concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach: Say, A sword, a sword is drawn for the slaughter; it is polished to cause it to devour to the uttermost and to flash like lightning,

His body also was [a golden luster] like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and his feet like glowing burnished bronze, and the sound of his words was like the noise of a multitude [of people or the roaring of the sea].

And the Lord shall be seen over them and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the Lord God will blow the trumpet and will go forth in the windstorms of the south.

And as He was praying, the appearance of His countenance became altered (different), and His raiment became dazzling white [ flashing with the brilliance of lightning].

For like the lightning, that flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His [own] day.

Out from the throne came flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder, and in front of the throne seven blazing torches burned, which are the seven Spirits of God [ the sevenfold Holy Spirit];

So the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and cast it upon the earth. Then there followed peals of thunder and loud rumblings and blasts and noises, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

Then the sanctuary of God in heaven was thrown open, and the ark of His covenant was seen standing inside in His sanctuary; and there were flashes of lightning, loud rumblings (blasts, mutterings), peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a terrific hailstorm.

And there followed lightning flashes, loud rumblings, peals of thunder, and a tremendous earthquake; nothing like it has ever occurred since men dwelt on the earth, so severe and far-reaching was that earthquake.

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אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

בּרק 
Baraq 
Usage: 21

חזיז 
Chaziyz 
Usage: 3

לפּד לפּיד 
Lappiyd 
Usage: 14

פּחזוּת 
Pachazuwth 
Usage: 1

ἀστραπή 
Astrape 
Usage: 5

ἐλαφρία 
Elaphria 
Usage: 1