27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

Other Translations of Job 36:27

New International Version

27 "He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streamsOr "distill from the mist as rain" ;

English Standard Version

27 For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,

The Message

27 "He pulls water up out of the sea, distills it, and fills up his rain-cloud cisterns.

New King James Version

27 For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,

New Living Translation

27 He draws up the water vapor and then distills it into rain.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:27

Commentary on Job 36:24-33

(Read Job 36:24-33)

Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. Man may see God's works, and is capable of discerning his hand in them, which the beasts are not, therefore they ought to give him the glory. But while the worker of iniquity ought to tremble, the true believer should rejoice. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. The light of the favour of God, the light of his countenance, the most blessed light of all, even that light has many a cloud. The clouds of our sins cause the Lord to his face, and hinder the light of his loving-kindness from shining on our souls.