New American Standard Bible
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
King James Bible
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Darby Bible Translation
Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains;
World English Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass grow on the mountains.
Young's Literal Translation
Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up on mountains,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who covereth the heaven with clouds - Clouds that are designed to convey refreshing rain to the earth. The reasons for praise here stated Psalm 147:8-9 are derived from the goodness of God as exhibited in his providential arrangements for the good of man.
Who prepareth rain for the earth - By causing it to be taken from the sea, carried by the clouds, and conveyed through the air to the places where it is needed, and then gently sprinkled on the earth. Compare the notes at Psalm 104:13 : "He watereth the hills from his chambers." See also Job 5:10, note; Job 28:26, note; Job 36:27-28, notes; Job 38:28, note; Job 38:37, note.
Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains - Which would be barren but for the rain. Who conveys the water thus to the very tops of the mountains, and causes it to descend on their sides, so that even the mountains are clothed with verdure and beauty. Compare the notes at Psalm 104:14 : "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle."
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"He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,
"He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.
"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,
To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it,
To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
"Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
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