Job 36:27
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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,

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Keil 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

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

Job 38:25-28,34 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder...

Genesis 2:5,6 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew...

Psalm 65:9-13 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepare them corn...

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there shall come up briers and thorns...

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God?...

the vapour

Job 36:33 The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

Psalm 148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Cross References
Job 5:10
he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;

Job 36:26
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

Job 36:28
which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.

Job 37:6
For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth,' likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.

Job 37:11
He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man,

Job 38:28
"Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew?

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