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Proverbs 3:20

    Proverbs 3:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By his knowledge the deep was parted, and dew came dropping from the skies.

    Webster's Revision

    By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.

    World English Bible

    By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By his knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:20

    By his knowledge the depths are broken up - He determined in his wisdom how to break up the fountains of the great deep, so as to bring a flood of waters upon the earth; and by his knowledge those fissures in the earth through which springs of water arise have been appointed and determined; and it is by his skill and influence that vapours are exhaled, suspended in the atmosphere, and afterwards precipitated on the earth in rain, dews, etc. Thus the wisest of men attributes those effects which we suppose to spring from natural causes to the Supreme Being himself.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:20

    Compare Genesis 1:7; Genesis 7:11; Job 38. Looking upon the face of Nature, men see two storehouses of the living water, without which it would be waste and barren. From the "depths" rush forth the surging waves, from the "clouds" falls the gentle rain or "dew;" but both alike are ordered by the Divine Wisdom.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:20

    3:20 The depths - That great abyss contained in the bowels of the earth, breaks forth into fountains and rivers.