The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 104:3
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters…
"his upper rooms" F9; one story over another being built by him in the
heavens, (Amos 9:6) , the chambers where he resides; his courts, as the
Targum; his palace and apartments, his presence chamber particularly,
the floor and beams of them are the waters bound up in the thick
clouds; or the region of the air, from whence the rain descends to
water the hills, as in (Psalms 104:13) .
Who maketh the clouds his chariot;
to ride in; in these sometimes
Jehovah rides to execute judgment on his enemies, (Isaiah 19:1) and in
these sometimes he appears in a way of grace and mercy to his people,
(Exodus 13:21) (19:9) (1 Kings 8:11) (Matthew 17:5) , in these, as in chariots, Christ went
up to heaven; and in these will he come a second time; and into these
will the saints be caught up to meet the Lord in the air at his coming,
(Acts 1:9) (Revelation 1:7) (1 Thessalonians 4:17) .
Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;
see (Psalms 18:10) which is
expressive of his swiftness in coming to help and assist his people in
time of need; who helps, and that right early; and may very well be
applied both to the first and second coming of Christ, who came leaping
upon the mountains, and skipping upon the hills, when he first came;
and, when he comes a second time, will be as a roe or a young hart upon
the mountains of spices, (Song of Solomon 2:8) (8:14) . The Targum is,
``upon the swift clouds, like the wings of an eagle;''
hence, perhaps, it is, the Heathens have a notion of Jupiter's being
carried in a chariot through the air, when it thunders and lightens
F9 (wytwyle) , (uperwa) , Sept. "coenacula sua superiora", Gejerus;
F11 Vid. Horat. Camin. l. 1. Ode 34. v. 5. "Namque diespiter"… Et.
Ode 12. v. 58. "Tu gravi curru quaties Olympum".