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Proverbs 3:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By his knowledge, the resounding deeps were burst open, and, the skies, drop down dew.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By his knowledge the depthes are broken vp; and the cloudes droppe downe the dew.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— By understanding were the depths broken up, and the clouds dropped water.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By his knowledge 1847
{1847} Prime
דַּעַת
da`ath
{dah'-ath}
From H3045; knowledge.
the depths 8415
{8415} Prime
תְּהוֹם
t@howm
{teh-home'}
(Usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water supply).
are broken up, 1234
{1234} Prime
בּקע
baqa`
{baw-kah'}
A primitive root; to cleave; generally to rend, break, rip or open.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
and the clouds 7834
{7834} Prime
שַׁחַק
shachaq
{shakh'-ak}
From H7833; a powder (as beaten small); by analogy a thin vapor; by extension the firmament.
drop down 7491
{7491} Prime
רָעַף
ra`aph
{raw-af'}
A primitive root; to drip.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the dew. 2919
{2919} Prime
טַל
tal
{tal}
From H2926; dew (as covering vegetation).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:19-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:13-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:20

The depths — That great abyss contained in the bowels of the earth, breaks forth into fountains and rivers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the depths:

Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Job 38:8-11 Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? ... And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Psalms 104:8-9 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. ... Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

the clouds:

Genesis 27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Genesis 27:37-39 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son? ... And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Job 36:27-28 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: ... Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly.
Job 38:26-28 To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man; ... Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Psalms 65:9-12 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, [which] is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. ... They drop [upon] the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there [any] among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? [art] not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these [things].
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first [month].
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Gn 1:9; 7:11; 27:28, 37. Dt 33:28. Jb 36:27; 38:8, 26. Ps 65:9; 104:8. Jr 14:22. Jol 2:23.

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