New International Version
when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm,
King James Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Darby Bible Translation
In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder's flash:
World English Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;
Young's Literal Translation
In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he made a decree for the rain - When he determined how that should be generated, viz., By the heat of the sun evaporation is produced: the particles of vapor being lighter than the air on the surface, ascend into the atmosphere, till they come to a region where the air is of their own density; there they are formed into thin clouds, and become suspended. When, by the sudden passages of lightning, or by winds strongly agitating these clouds, the particles are driven together and condensed so as to be weightier than the air in which they float, then they fall down in the form of rain; the drops being greater or less according to the force or momentum, or suddenness, of the agitation by which they are driven together as well as to the degree of rarity in the lower regions of the atmosphere through which they fall.
A way for the lightning of the thunder - ודרך לחזיז קולות vederech lachaziz koloth. קול kol signifies voice of any kind; and koloth is the plural and is taken for the frequent claps or rattlings of thunder. חז chaz signifies to notch, indentate, or serrate, as in the edges of the leaves of trees; חזיז chaziz must refer to the zigzag form which lightning assumes in passing from one cloud into another. We are informed that "this is a frequent occurrence in hot countries." Undoubtedly it is; for it is frequent in cold countries also. I have seen this phenomenon in England in the most distinct manner for hours together, with a few seconds of interval between each flash. Nothing can better express this appearance than the original word.
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Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, …
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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,
to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
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