1. Psalm 147:17 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Psalm 147:17

Psalm 147:17 (ESV)

17 He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?

This is a so-called rhetorical question, to which the answer is no one. The noun in Psalm 147:17a can mean hail or ice; but looking at Psalm 147:17b, ice is more likely. This verse emphasizes God’s sovereign power to reign, even over nature.