Proverbs 3:20 {21}
Good News Translation
His wisdom caused the rivers to flow and the clouds to give rain to the earth.

Contemporary English Version
By his understanding he let the ocean break loose and clouds release the rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:

New American Bible
By his knowledge the depths are split, and the clouds drop down dew.

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My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:

the depths

Genesis 1:9 God also said; Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.

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:

Job 38:8-11 Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb: . . .

Psalm 104:8,9 The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them. . . .

the clouds

Genesis 27:28,37-39 God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine. . . .

Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel shall dwell in safety, and alone. The eye of Jacob in a land of corn and wine, and the heavens shall be misty with dew.

Job 36:27,28 He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods: . . .

Job 38:26-28 That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth: . . .

Psalm 65:9-12 Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation. . . .

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.

Joel 2:23 And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because he hath given you a teacher of justice, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning.

Context
The Blessings of Wisdom
19By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew. 20My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:21And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.…
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 27:28
God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.

Deuteronomy 33:28
Israel shall dwell in safety, and alone. The eye of Jacob in a land of corn and wine, and the heavens shall be misty with dew.

Job 36:28
Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.

Proverbs 8:24
The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth:

Additional Translations
By His knowledge the watery depths were broken open, and the clouds dripped with dew.By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.

By understanding were the depths broken up, and the clouds dropped water.

By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

By his knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
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