English Standard Version
For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,
King James Bible
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
American Standard Version
For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor,
He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods :
English Revised Version
For he draweth up the drops of water, which distil in rain from his vapour:
Webster's Bible Translation
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor of it.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Elihu calls upon Job to consider the uselessness of his vehement contending with God, and then warns him against his dreadful provocation of divine judgment: ne anheles (Job 7:2) noctem illam (with the emphatic art.) sublaturam populos loco suo. לעלות is equivalent to futuram (ההוה or העתידה) ut tollat equals sublaturam (vid., on Job 5:11, לשׂוּם, collocaturus; Job 30:6, לשׁכּן, habitandum est), syncopated from להעלות, in the sense of Psalm 102:25; and תּחתּם signifies, as Job 40:12 (comp. on Habakkuk 3:16), nothing but that just where they are, firmly fixed without the possibility of escape, they are deprived of being. If whole peoples are overtaken by such a fate, how much less shall the individual be able to escape it! And yet Job presses forward on to the tribunal of the terrible Judge, instead of humbling himself under His mighty hand. Oh that in time he would shrink back from this absolute wickedness (און), for he has given it the preference before עני, quiet, resigned endurance. בּחר על signifies, 2 Samuel 19:39, to choose to lay anything on any one; here as בחר בּ, elsewhere to extend one's choice to something, to make something an object of choice; perhaps also under the influence of the phrase התענּג על, and similar phrases. The construction is remarkable, since one would sooner have expected על־עני זה בחרת, hanc elegisti prae toleratione.
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he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.
which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.
For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth,' likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.
He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.
to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man,
"Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew?
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