New Living Translation
If he holds back the rain, the earth becomes a desert. If he releases the waters, they flood the earth.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:15 The waters - Which are reserved its the clouds, that they may not fall upon the earth. They - The waters upon the earth, springs, and brooks, and rivers. As at the time of the general deluge, to which here is a manifest allusion.
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Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
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Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede.
If you do, the LORD's anger will burn against you. He will shut up the sky and hold back the rain, and the ground will fail to produce its harvests. Then you will quickly die in that good land the LORD is giving you.
1 Kings 8:35
"If the skies are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and if they pray toward this Temple and acknowledge your name and turn from their sins because you have punished them,
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, "As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives--the God I serve--there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!"
He decided how hard the winds should blow and how much rain should fall.
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