New International Version
If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.
King James Bible
Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
World English Bible
Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He withholdeth the waters - This is, I think, an allusion to the third day's work of the creation, Genesis 1:9 : And God said, Let the waters be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear. Thus the earth was drained, and the waters collected into seas, and bound to their particular places.
Also he sendeth them out - Here is also an allusion to the flood, for when he broke up the fountains of the great deep, then the earth was overturned.
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In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.
1 Kings 8:35
"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,
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