Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear." It was so.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month -- on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
"Who shut up the sea with doors when it burst forth, coming out of the womb,
as the mountains rose up, and the valleys went down -- to the place you appointed for them.
May God give you the dew of the sky and the richness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.
Israel lives in safety, the fountain of Jacob is quite secure, in a land of grain and new wine; indeed, its heavens rain down dew.
He draws up drops of water; they distill the rain into its mist,
to cause it to rain on an uninhabited land, a desert where there are no human beings,
You visit the earth and give it rain; you make it rich and fertile with overflowing streams full of water. You provide grain for them, for you prepare the earth to yield its crops.
Do any of the worthless idols of the nations cause rain to fall? Do the skies themselves send showers? Is it not you, O Lord our God, who does this? So we put our hopes in you because you alone do all this."
Citizens of Zion, rejoice! Be glad because of what the Lord your God has done! For he has given to you the early rains as vindication. He has sent to you the rains -- both the early and the late rains as formerly.
which the clouds pour down and shower on humankind abundantly.