Job 36:28
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English Standard Version
which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.

King James Bible
Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

American Standard Version
Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.

English Revised Version
Which the skies pour down and drop upon man abundantly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Which the clouds do drop and distill upon man abundantly.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 Behold, God acteth loftily in His strength;

Who is a teacher like unto Him?

23 Who hath appointed Him His way,

And who dare say: Thou doest iniquity!?

24 Remember that thou magnify His doing,

Which men have sung.

25 All men delight in it,

Mortal man looketh upon it from afar.

Most modern expositors, after the lxx δυνάστης, give אמת the signification lord, by comparing the Arab. mar-un (imru-un), Syr. mor (with the art. moro) or more (with the art. morjo), Chald. מרא, Talmud. מר (comp. Philo, ii. 522, ed. Mangey: οὃτως, viz., μάριν φασὶ τὸν κύριον ὀνομάζεστηαι παρὰ Σύροις), with it; but Rosenm., Arnh., Lwenthal, Wolfson, and Schlottm., after the Targ., Syr., and Jer., rightly abide by the signification: teacher. For (1) אמת (from הורה, Psalm 25:8, Psalm 25:12; Psalm 32:8) has no etymological connection with mr (of מרא, Arab. maru'a, opimum, robustum esse); (2) it is, moreover, peculiar to Elihu to represent God as a teacher both by dreams and dispensations of affliction, Job 33:14, Job 34:32, and by His creatures, Job 35:11; and (3) the designation of God as an incomparable teacher is also not inappropriate here, after His rule is described in Job 36:22 as transcendently exalted, which on that very account commands to human research a reverence which esteems itself lightly. Job 36:23 is not to be translated: who overlooketh Him in His way? (פּקד with על of the personal and acc. of the neutral obj.), which is without support in the language; but: who has prescribed to Him (פקד על as Job 34:13) His way? i.e., as Rosenm. correctly interprets: quis ei praescripsit quae agere deberet, He is no mandatory, is responsible to no one, and under obligation to no one, and who should dare to say (quis dixerit; on the perf. comp. on Job 35:15): Thou doest evil? - man shall be a docile learner, not a self-satisfied, conceited censurer of the absolute One, whose rule is not to be judged according to the laws of another, but according to His own laws. Thus, then, shall Job remember (memento equals cura ut) to extol (תשׂגּיא, Job 12:23) God's doings, which have been sung (comp. e.g., Psalm 104:22) by אנשׁים, men of the right order (Job 37:24); Jer. de quo cecinerunt viri. שׁרר nowhere has the signification intueri (Rosenm., Umbr.); on the other hand, Elihu is fond of direct (Job 33:27; Job 35:10) and indirect allusions to the Psalms. All men - he continues, with reference to God's פּעל, working - behold it, viz., as בו implies, with pleasure and astonishment; mortals gaze upon it (reverentially) from afar, - the same thought as that which has already (Job 26:14) found the grandest expression in Job's mouth.

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Job 37:11-13 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud...

Genesis 7:11,12 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month...

Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Cross References
Job 36:27
For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,

Job 36:29
Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?

Job 38:28
"Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Job 38:34
"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you?

Psalm 65:11
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

Proverbs 3:20
by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.

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