New International Version
"He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams;
King James Bible
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
Darby Bible Translation
For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth,
World English Bible
For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,
Young's Literal Translation
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He maketh small the drops of water - This appears simply to refer to evaporation, and perhaps it would be better to translate יגרע yegara, "he exhales;" detaches the smallest particles of the aqueous mass from the surface in order to form clouds, as reservoirs for the purpose of furnishing rain for the watering of the earth. God is seen in little things, as well as great things; and the inconceivably little, as well as the stupendously great, are equally the work of Omnipotence.
They pour down rain - These exceedingly minute drops or vapor become collected in clouds; and then, when agitated by winds, etc. many particles being united, they become too heavy to be sustained by the air in which they before were suspended, and so fall down in rain, which is either a mist, a drizzle, a shower, a storm, or a waterspout, according to the influence of different winds, or the presence and quantum of the electric fluid. And all this is proportioned, לאדו le-edo, "to its vapor," to the quantity of the fluid evaporated and condensed into clouds.
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LibraryWhether by his Passion Christ Merited to be Exalted?
Objection 1: It seems that Christ did not merit to be exalted on account of His Passion. For eminence of rank belongs to God alone, just as knowledge of truth, according to Ps. 112:4: "The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens." But Christ as man had the knowledge of all truth, not on account of any preceding merit, but from the very union of God and man, according to Jn. 1:14: "We saw His glory . . . as it were of the only-Begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth." …
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He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.
How great is God--beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.
the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.
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.
to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,
Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew?
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