Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord! Offer praise, you servants of the Lord,
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
1 Kings 18:44
The seventh time the servant said, "Look, a small cloud, the size of the palm of a man's hand, is rising up from the sea." Elijah then said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up the chariots and go down, so that the rain won't overtake you.'"
He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.
He draws up drops of water; they distill the rain into its mist,
In what direction is lightning dispersed, or the east winds scattered over the earth?
I will make it a wasteland; no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, and thorns and briers will grow there. I will order the clouds not to drop any rain on it.
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.
He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow.
he gives rain on the earth, and sends water on the fields;
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.
The Israelites turn justice into bitterness; they throw what is fair and right to the ground.
so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
yet he did not leave himself without a witness by doing good, by giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying you with food and your hearts with joy."
Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months!