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Job 36:28

    Job 36:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which the clouds do drop and distil on man abundantly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Flowing down from the sky, and dropping on the peoples.

    Webster's Revision

    Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly.

    World English Bible

    Which the skies pour down and which drop on man abundantly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Which the skies pour down and drop upon man abundantly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:28

    Which the clouds do drop - In proportion to the evaporation will be the clouds or masses of volatilized and suspended vapor; and in proportion to this will be the quantum of rain which in different forms will fall upon the earth. There is a remarkable addition to this verse in the Septuagint. I shall insert the whole verse: Ῥυησονται παλαιωματα, εσκιασε δε νεφη επι αμυθητῳ βροτῳ· ὡραν εθετο κτηνεσιν, οιδασι δε κοιτης ταξιν· επι τουτοις πασιν ουκ εξισταται σου ἡ διανοια, ουδε διαλλασσεται σου ἡ καρδια απο σωματος; "The rains descend, and the clouds cover with their shadows multitudes of men: he hath appointed to animals to know the order of their dwellings. At the contemplation of these things is not thy mind transported, and thy heart ready to part from thy body?"

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:28

    Upon man abundantly - That is, upon many people. The clouds having received the ascending vapor, retain it, and pour it down copiously for the use of man. The arrangement, to the eye even of one who did not understand the scientific principles by which it is done, is beautiful and wonderful; the beauty and wonder are increased when the laws by which it is accomplished are understood. Elihu does not attempt to explain the mode by which this is done. The fact was probably all that was then understood, and that was sufficient for his purpose. The Septuagint has given a translation of this verse which cannot be well accounted for, and which is certainly very unlike the original. It is, "But when the clouds east a shade over the dumb creation, he impresseth a care on beasts, and they know the order for retiring to rest - κοίτης τάξιν koitēs taxin. At all these things is not their understanding confounded? And is not thy heart starting from thy body?"
    Book: Job