28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

Other Translations of Job 36:28

New International Version

28 the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.

English Standard Version

28 which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.

The Message

28 Then the skies open up and pour out soaking showers on everyone.

New King James Version

28 Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man.

New Living Translation

28 The rain pours down from the clouds, and everyone benefits.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:28

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.