Job 12:15
Good News Translation
Drought comes when God withholds rain; floods come when he turns water loose.

Contemporary English Version
God can hold back the rain or send a flood,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he withhold the waters, all things shall be dried up: and if he send them out, they shall overturn the earth.

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If he withhold the waters, all things shall be dried up: and if he send them out, they shall overturn the earth.

Behold

Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.

Genesis 8:1,2 And God remembered Noe, and all the living creatures, and all the cattle which were with him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated: . . .

1 Kings 8:35,36 If heaven shall be shut up, and there shall be no rain, because of their sins, and they, praying in this place, shall do penance to thy name, and shall be converted from their sins, by occasion of their afflictions: . . .

1 Kings 17:1 And Elias the Thesbite, of the inhabitants of Galaad, said to Achab: As the Lord liveth, the God of Israel, in whose sight I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to the words of my mouth.

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the graven things of the Gentiles that can send rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou the Lord our God, whom we have looked for? for thou hast made all these things.

Nahum 1:4 He rebuketh the sea and drieth it up: and bringeth all the rivers to be a desert. Basan languisheth and Carmel: and the flower of Libanus fadeth away.

Luke 4:25 In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the earth.

James 5:17,18 Elias was a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he prayed that it might not rain upon the earth. And it rained not for three years and six months. . . .

Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: And they have power over waters, to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

he sendeth

Genesis 6:13,17 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth. . . .

Genesis 7:11,23 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven were opened: . . .

Psalm 104:7-9 At thy rebuke they shall flee: at the voice of thy thunder they shall fear. . . .

Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and that turneth darkness into morning, and that changeth day into night: that calleth the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name.

Context
Job Responds to Zophar
14If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a man, there is none that can open. 15If he withhold the waters, all things shall be dried up: and if he send them out, they shall overturn the earth.16With him is strength and wisdom: he knoweth both the deceivers, and him that is deceived.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven were opened:

Genesis 8:1
And God remembered Noe, and all the living creatures, and all the cattle which were with him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated:

Deuteronomy 11:17
And the Lord being angry shut up heaven, that the rain come not down, nor the earth yield her fruit, and you perish quickly from the excellent land, which the Lord will give you.

1 Kings 8:35
If heaven shall be shut up, and there shall be no rain, because of their sins, and they, praying in this place, shall do penance to thy name, and shall be converted from their sins, by occasion of their afflictions:

1 Kings 17:1
And Elias the Thesbite, of the inhabitants of Galaad, said to Achab: As the Lord liveth, the God of Israel, in whose sight I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to the words of my mouth.

Job 28:25
Who made a weight for the winds, and weighed the waters by measure.

Additional Translations
If He holds back the waters, they dry up, and if He releases them, they overwhelm the land.Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

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

If he should withhold the water, he will dry the earth: and if he should let it loose, he overthrows and destroys it.

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

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

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

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

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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