Jeremiah 51:16
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New International Version
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

King James Bible
When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

Darby Bible Translation
When he uttereth his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the end of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

World English Bible
when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.

Young's Literal Translation
At the voice He giveth forth, A multitude of waters are in the heavens, And He causeth vapours to come up from the end of the earth, Lightnings for rain He hath made, And He bringeth out wind from His treasures.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he uttereth his voice - Sends thunder.

There is a multitude of waters - For the electric spark, by decomposing atmospheric air, converts the hydrogen and oxygen gases, of which it is composed, into water; which falls down in the form of rain.

Causeth the vapours to ascend - He is the Author of that power of evaporation by which the water is rarified, and, being lighter than the air, ascends in form of vapor, forms clouds, and is ready to be sent down again to water the earth by the action of his lightnings, as before. And by those same lightnings, and the agency of heat in general, currents of air are formed, moving in various directions, which we call winds.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he uttereth

Jeremiah 10:2,13 Thus said the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them...

Job 37:2-11 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth...

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

Psalm 29:3-10 The voice of the LORD is on the waters: the God of glory thunders: the LORD is on many waters...

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Psalm 68:33 To him that rides on the heavens of heavens, which were of old; see, he does send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

Psalm 104:7 At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hurried away.

Ezekiel 10:5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaks.

there is

Job 36:26-33 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out...

Job 37:13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Job 38:34-38 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you...

Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

Amos 9:7 Are you not as children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel? said the LORD...

multitude. or, noise
and he causeth

Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

bringeth

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

Exodus 10:13,19 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind on the land all that day...

Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night...

Job 38:22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

Psalm 78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.

Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain; he brings the wind out of his treasuries.

Psalm 147:18 He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

Matthew 8:26,27 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea...

Library
The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Job 37:2
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.

Psalm 18:13
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

Psalm 135:7
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

Jeremiah 10:13
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

Jonah 1:4
Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.

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