Job 12:15
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New International Version
If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.

King James Bible
Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

World English Bible
Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He withholdeth the waters - This is, I think, an allusion to the third day's work of the creation, Genesis 1:9 : And God said, Let the waters be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear. Thus the earth was drained, and the waters collected into seas, and bound to their particular places.

Also he sendeth them out - Here is also an allusion to the flood, for when he broke up the fountains of the great deep, then the earth was overturned.

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Behold

Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Genesis 8:1,2 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

1 Kings 8:35,36 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place...

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God?...

Nahum 1:4 He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers: Bashan languishes, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languishes.

Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months...

James 5:17,18 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain...

Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood...

he sendeth

Genesis 6:13,17 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold...

Genesis 7:11,23 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month...

Psalm 104:7-9 At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hurried away...

Amos 5:8 Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night...

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Whether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason
Whether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason We proceed to the third article thus: 1. It seems that for salvation it is not necessary to believe anything which is beyond natural reason. For it seems that what naturally belongs to a thing is sufficient for its salvation and perfection. Now the things of faith are beyond natural reason, since they are unseen, as was said in Q. 1, Art. 4. To believe in them is therefore unnecessary for salvation. 2. Again,
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether Prudence is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that prudence is in us by nature. The Philosopher says that things connected with prudence "seem to be natural," namely "synesis, gnome" [*{synesis} and {gnome}, Cf. [2754]FS, Q[57], A[6]] and the like, but not those which are connected with speculative wisdom. Now things belonging to the same genus have the same kind of origin. Therefore prudence also is in us from nature. Objection 2: Further, the changes of age are according to nature. Now prudence results from age,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

Genesis 8:1
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.

Deuteronomy 11:17
Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.

1 Kings 8:35
"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,

1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."

Job 28:25
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,

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