New International Version
He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
King James Bible
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Darby Bible Translation
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.
World English Bible
He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not burst under them.
Young's Literal Translation
Binding up the waters in His thick clouds, And the cloud is not rent under them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He bindeth up the waters - Drives the aqueous particles together, which were raised by evaporation, so that, being condensed, they form clouds which float in the atmosphere, till, meeting with strong currents of wind, or by the agency of the electric fluid, they are farther condensed; and then, becoming too heavy to be sustained in the air, fall down in the form of rain, when, in this poetic language, the cloud is rent under them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and the cloud
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!
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