snow

snow

Crystallized water formed when moisture-laden air is chilled. It is relatively rare in biblical lands except in northern reaches and at higher elevations. It was, however, sufficiently known for biblical writers to refer to it (Ps 148:8; Prov 25:13; Isa 55:10; Jer 18:14; 2Sam 23:20). It also served as a standard for whiteness, whether as symptomatic of illness like leprosy (Exod 4:6; Num 12:10; 2Kgs 5:27) or in its own right (Ps 51:7; Isa 1:18; Dan 7:9; Matt 28:3; Rev 1:14). It was recognized to be properly seasonal (Ps 26:1), and its control lay in the hand of God, as with all of nature (Job 37:6; Job 38:22). Its whiteness symbolized the ultimate in purity (Lam 4:7).

Ps 148:8

8fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!

Prov 25:13

13Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
are faithful messengers to those who send them;
they refresh the spirit of their masters.

Isa 55:10

10For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed t ... View more

Jer 18:14

14Does the snow of Lebanon leave
the crags of Sirion?
Do the mountain waters run dry,
the cold flowing streams?

2Sam 23:20

20Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a li ... View more

Exod 4:6

6Again, the Lord said to him, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” He put his hand into his cloak; and when he took it out, his hand was leprous, as white as snow ... View more

Num 12:10

10When the cloud went away from over the tent, Miriam had become leprous, as white as snow. And Aaron turned towards Miriam and saw that she was leprous.

2Kgs 5:27

27Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you, and to your descendants forever.” So he left his presence leprous, as white as snow.

Ps 51:7

7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Isa 1:18

18Come now, let us argue it out,
says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be like snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become ... View more

Dan 7:9

Judgment before the Ancient One
9As I watched,
thrones were set in place,
and an Ancient One took his throne,
his clothing was white as snow,
and the hair of hi ... View more

Matt 28:3

3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

Rev 1:14

14His head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire,

Ps 26:1

Plea for Justice and Declaration of Righteousness
Of David.
1Vindicate me, O Lord,
for I have walked in my integrity,
and I have trusted in the Lord without wav ... View more

Job 37:6

6For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth’;
and the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain,

Job 38:22

22“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

Lam 4:7

7Her princes were purer than snow,
whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
their hair like sapphire.

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