Biblical References to Ice and Snow, translations from Revised Standard Version.


Job 6: 16: My brethren are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as freshets that pass away, [16] which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself.

Job 38: 29: From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the hoarfrost of heaven? [30] The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Psalms 147: 16-18: He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes. [17] He casts forth his ice like morsels; who can stand before his cod? [18] He sends forth his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.


Exodus 4: 6: Again, the Lord said to him, ‘Put your hand into your bosom.’ And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow.

Numbers 12: 10: Miriam was leprous, as white as snow.

II Sam 23.20: And Benai’ah the son of Jehoi’ada was a valiant man of Kabzeel…. He also went down and slew a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen. (cf. next entry)

I Chronicles 11: 22: And Benai’ah the son of Jehoi’ada was a valiant man…. He also went down and slew a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen.

II Kings 5: 27, re Na’aman: So he went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.

Job 6: 16: supra

Job 9: 30-31: If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye, [31] yet thou wilt plunge me into a pit, and my clothes will abhor me.

Job 24: 19: Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does Sheol those who have sinned.

Job 37: 6: For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth’; and to the shower and the rain, ‘Be strong.’

Job 38: 22: Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, [23] which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?

Job 38: 29: supra

Psalms 51: 17: ??? wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Wrong citation here.

Psalms 68:14: When the Almighty scattered kings there snow fell on Zalmon.

Psalms 147:16: supra

Proverbs 25: 13: Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, he refreshes the spirit of his masters.

Proverbs 26: 1: Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 31: 21: She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

Isaiah 1: 18: Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Isaiah 55: 10: For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not hither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater.

Jeremiah 18:14: Does the snow of Lebanon leave the crags of Sirion? Do the mountain waters run dry, the cold flowing streams?

Lamentations 4: 7: Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than coral, the beauty of their form was like sapphire.

Daniel 7: 9: As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was ancient of days took his seat; his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, its wheels were burning fire.

Matthew 21: 3??: his raiment white as snow??

Mark 9: 3: …and his garments became glistening, intensely white [exceeding white as snow in KJV], as no fuller on earth could bleach them.

Revelations 1: 14: …his hair and his head were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire.