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{Job 38:26} To cause it to rain 4305 z8687 on x5921 the earth, 776 [where] no x3808 man 376 [is; on] the wilderness, 4057 wherein [there is] no x3808 man; 120
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It is well known that rain falls copiously in thunder storms. The flash is first seen, the clap is next heard, and last the rain descends; though in fact they all take place at the same time. The lightning traverses all space in no perceivable succession of time. Sound is propagated at the rate of 1,142 feet in a second. Rain travels still more slowly, and will be seen sooner or later according to the weight of the drops, and the distance of the cloud. Now as water is composed of two elastic airs or gases, called oxygen and hydrogen, in the proportion of 88+ of the former and 11, 3/4 of the latter in 100 parts, the electric spark, or matter of lightning, passing through the atmosphere, ignites and decomposes those gases, which explode; and the water falls down in the form of rain. This explosion, as well as the rushing in of the circumambient air to restore the equilibrium, will account for the clap and peal; and thus by the lightning of thunder God causes it to rain on the earth.
on the wilderness:
"He sendethª° the springsª into the valleys,ª [which] runª° among¹ the hills.ª ... He causeth the grassª to growª° for the cattle,ª and herbª for the serviceª of man:ª that he may bring forthª° foodª out of¹ the earth;ª" {Psa 104:10-14} + "He turnethª° the wildernessª into a standingª water,ª and dryª groundª into watersprings.ªª" {Psa 107:35} + "Who coverethª° the heavenª with clouds,ª who preparethª° rainª for the earth,ª who maketh grassª to growª° upon the mountains.ª ... He givethª° to the beastª his food,ª [and] to the youngª ravensª which¹ cry.ª°" {Psa 147:8-9} + "The wildernessª and the solitary placeª shall be gladª° for them; and the desertª shall rejoice,ª° and blossomª° as the rose.ª ... It shall blossom²° abundantly,ª° and rejoiceª° even¹ with joyª and singing:²°¹ the gloryª of Lebanonª shall be givenª° unto it, the excellencyª of Carmelª and Sharon,ª they¹ shall seeª° the gloryª of the LORD,ª [and] the excellencyª of our God.ª" {Isa 35:1-2} + "I will openª° riversª in¹ high places,ª and fountainsª in the midstª of the valleys:ª I will makeª° the wildernessª a poolª of water,ª and the dryª landª springsª of water.ª ... I will plantª° in the wildernessª the cedar,ª the shittah tree,ª and the myrtle,ª and the oilª tree;ª I will setª° in the desertª the fir tree,ª [and] the pine,ª and the box treeª together:ª" {Isa 41:18-19} + "Behold,¹ I will doª° a new thing;ª now¹ it shall spring forth;ª° shall ye not¹ knowª° it? I will even¹ makeª° a wayª in the wilderness,ª [and] riversª in the desert.ª ... The beastª of the fieldª shall honourª° me, the dragons²¹ and the owls:ªª because¹ I giveª° watersª in the wilderness,ª [and] riversª in the desert,ª to give drinkª° to my people,ª my chosen.ª" {Isa 43:19-20} + "Are thereª [any] among the vanitiesª of the Gentilesª that can cause rain?ª° or¹ can the heavensª giveª° showers?ª [art] not¹ thou¹ he,¹ O LORDª our God?ª therefore we will waitª° upon thee: for¹ thou¹ hast madeª°¹ all¹ these¹ [things]." {Jer 14:22} + "Forª the earthª which² drinketh inª° the¹ rainª that comethª° oftª uponª it,ª andª bringeth forthª° herbsª meetª for themª² byª whomª it is¹ dressed,ª° receivethª° blessingª fromª God:ª ... Butª that which bearethª° thornsª andª briersª [is] rejected,ª andª [is] nigh² unto¹ cursing;ª whoseª endª [is] to² be burned.ª¹" {Hbr 6:7-8}

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