New International Version
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
King James Bible
By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Darby Bible Translation
By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
World English Bible
By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
Young's Literal Translation
By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
Proverbs 3:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By his knowledge the depths are broken up - He determined in his wisdom how to break up the fountains of the great deep, so as to bring a flood of waters upon the earth; and by his knowledge those fissures in the earth through which springs of water arise have been appointed and determined; and it is by his skill and influence that vapours are exhaled, suspended in the atmosphere, and afterwards precipitated on the earth in rain, dews, etc. Thus the wisest of men attributes those effects which we suppose to spring from natural causes to the Supreme Being himself.
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The Tenth Commandment
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.
May God give you heaven's dew and earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew.
the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water;
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