Job 36:27
New International Version
“He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams;

New Living Translation
He draws up the water vapor and then distills it into rain.

English Standard Version
For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,

Berean Study Bible
For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,

King James Bible
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

New King James Version
For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,

New American Standard Bible
“For He draws up the drops of water; They distill rain from its celestial stream,

NASB 1995
“For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

NASB 1977
“For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

Amplified Bible
“For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

Christian Standard Bible
For he makes waterdrops evaporate; they distill the rain into its mist,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He makes waterdrops evaporate; they distill the rain into its mist,

American Standard Version
For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If he will number the pillars of Heaven and will bind the drops of rain by himself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the drops of rain are numbered by him, and shall be poured out in rain to form a cloud.

Contemporary English Version
God gathers moisture into the clouds

Douay-Rheims Bible
He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods :

English Revised Version
For he draweth up the drops of water, which distil in rain from his vapour:

Good News Translation
It is God who takes water from the earth and turns it into drops of rain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He collects drops of water. He distills rain from his mist,

International Standard Version
He draws up drops of water, distilling it to rain and mist.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He draweth away the drops of water, Which distil rain from His vapour;

Literal Standard Version
When He diminishes droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapor,

NET Bible
He draws up drops of water; they distill the rain into its mist,

New Heart English Bible
For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,

World English Bible
For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,

Young's Literal Translation
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
26Indeed, God is great—beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable. 27For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist, 28which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.…

Cross References
Job 5:10
He gives rain to the earth and sends water upon the fields.

Job 36:26
Indeed, God is great--beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

Job 36:28
which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.

Job 37:6
For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the gentle rain, 'Pour out a mighty downpour.'

Job 37:11
He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

Job 38:28
Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?


Treasury of Scripture

For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof:

he

Job 5:9
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

Job 38:25-28,34
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; …

Genesis 2:5,6
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground…

the vapour

Job 36:33
The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:









(27) The drops of water.--The origin and first beginnings of the tempest are described. "He maketh small," or draweth up by exhalation. "They pour down rain," or "they distil in rain from His vapour," or "belonging to the vapour thereof." The rain is first absorbed, and then distilled and poured down.

Verse 27. - For he maketh small the drops of water; rather, he drawth up the drops of water; i.e. by the heat of his sun he causes exhalations to arise from the sea and the moist earth, and draws them up into the higher regions of the atmosphere, where they are condensed into clouds, that hang suspended in the air. They pour down rain according to the vapour thereof; literally, they flow down as rain for his mist. The water collected in the clouds flows down in the shape of rain for the purpose of watering the earth (see Genesis 2:6, where the same word (אד) occurs).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֭י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He draws up
יְגָרַ֣ע (yə·ḡā·ra‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1639: To scrape off, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold

drops
נִטְפֵי־ (niṭ·p̄ê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5198: A drop, an aromatic gum

of water
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

which distill
יָזֹ֖קּוּ (yā·zōq·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2212: To strain, extract, clarify

the rain
מָטָ֣ר (mā·ṭār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4306: Rain

from the mist,
לְאֵדֽוֹ׃ (lə·’ê·ḏōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 108: A mist


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