New American Standard Bible
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
King James Bible
By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Darby Bible Translation
By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
World English Bible
By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
Young's Literal Translation
By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Genesis 1:7; Genesis 7:11; Job 38. Looking upon the face of Nature, men see two storehouses of the living water, without which it would be waste and barren. From the "depths" rush forth the surging waves, from the "clouds" falls the gentle rain or "dew;" but both alike are ordered by the Divine Wisdom.
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'My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction: 12. For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16. Length of days is in …
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In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;
"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.
Which the clouds pour down, They drip upon man abundantly.
"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
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