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"He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,
King James Bible
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
Darby Bible Translation
Who giveth rain on the face of the earth, and sendeth waters on the face of the fields;
World English Bible
who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields;
Young's Literal Translation
Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who giveth rain upon the earth - In the previous verse, Eliphaz had said, in general, that God did wonderful things - things which are fitted to lead us to put our trust in him. In this and the succeeding verses, he descends to particulars, and specifies those things which show that God is worthy to be confided in. This enunciation continues to Job 5:16, and the general scope is, that the agency of God is seen everywhere; and that his providential dealings are adapted to impress man with elevated ideas of his justice and goodness. Eliphaz begins with the rain, and says that the fact that God sends it upon the earth was fitted to lead man to confide in him. He means, that while the sun, and moon, and seasons have stated times, and are governed by settled laws, the rain seems to be sent directly by God, and is imparted at such times as are best. It is wholly under his control, and furnishes a constant evidence of his benevolence. Without it, every vegetable would dry up, and every animal on the earth would soon die. The word earth here refers probably to the cultivated part of the earth - the fields that are under tillage. Thus, Eichhorn renders it, Angebauten Feldern. On the interest which the phenomena of rain excited among the ancient sages of Idumea, and the laws by which it is produced, see Job 37:6, note; Job 37:15-16, note; Job 38:22-28, note.
And sendeth waters - That is, showers.
Upon the fields - Margin, "out-places." Hebrew חוצוּת chûtsôt - out of doors, outside, abroad, meaning the fields out of cities and towns. Eichhorn renders it, "the pastures," auf Triften. The meaning is, that the whole country is watered; and the fact that God gives rain in this manner, is a reason why we should put confidence in him. It shows that he is a benevolent Being, since it contributes so essentially to human life and happiness, and since no other being but God can cause it.
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
'All Things are Yours'
and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,
"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'
To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it,
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
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