Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
The mountains were exposed; they descended through the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
Therefore let God give thee of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of wheat and new wine.
Then Israel, the fountain of Jacob, shall dwell in safety alone in a land of grain and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
For he detains the drops of water; when the rain pours down rain out of its vapour,
to cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, in which there is no man;
Thou dost visit the earth, and when thou hast caused it to want, thou dost greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou dost prepare their grain, according to thy will.
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause it to rain? or can the heavens give rain? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee, for thou hast made all these things.
Ye also, sons of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God for he has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain as in the beginning.
which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.