The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lighted up the world: the earth trembled and shook.
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Augustine of Hippo
18. In praises of God, in confessions of sins, in hymns and in songs, in prayers, "There is a multitude of the sound of waters. The clouds have uttered a voice" (ver. 17). Thence that sound of waters, thence the troubling of the abysses, because "the clouds have uttered a voice." What clouds? The preachers of the word of truth. What clouds? Those concerning which God doth menace a certain vineyard, which instead of grape had brought forth thorns and He saith, "I will command My clouds, that they rain no rain upon it." In a word, the Apostles forsaking the Jews, went to the Gentiles: in preaching Christ among all nations, "the clouds have uttered a voice." "For Thine arrows have gone through." Those same voices of the clouds He hath again called arrows. For the words of the Evangelists were arrows. For these things are allegories. For properly neither an arrow is rain, nor rain is an arrow: but yet the word of God is both an arrow because it doth smite; and rain because it doth water. L...
Wheel. (Protestants) (Haydock) Hebrew, "a whirlwind "(Calmet) or "wheel "(Pagnin) in the air. (Haydock)
The noise of thunder is something similar to a wheel, rattling on the pavement. (Haydock)
Salmoneus foolishly tried to imitate it with his chariot. (Apoll. Bib. i.)
Trembled. The preaching of the apostles was attended with success. (Haydock) (Fathers) (Calmet)
Earthquakes were felt, and men were under a general alarm. (Menochius)