Job 36:27

“For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee maketh small the drops of water: they powre downe raine according to the vapour thereof:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he takes up the drops from the sea; he sends them through his mist as rain,
- Basic English Bible

For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth,
- Darby Bible

For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor of it.
- Webster's Bible

For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,
- World English Bible

When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For He draweth away the drops of water, which distil rain from His vapour;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 36:27


36:27 For - Having affirmed that God's works are incomprehensibly great and glorious, he now proves it from the most common works of nature and providence. And hence he leaves it to Job to consider how much more deep and inconceivable the secret counsels of God must be. Water - He orders matters so wisely, that the waters which are in the clouds, do not fall down at once in spouts, which would be pernicious to the earth and to mankind; but by degrees, and in drops. According - According to the proportion of vapours which the heat of the sun hath drawn up by the earth or sea. So it notes that great work of God by which the rain is first made of vapours, and afterwards resolved into vapours, or into the matter of succeeding vapours, by a constant rotation.


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