The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJob 5:10
Who giveth rain upon the earth…
Not upon the land of
Israel only, as the Targum and Jarchi, see (Deuteronomy 11:11) ; but upon the
whole earth; this is particularly mentioned as being of God, and which
none of the vanities of the Gentiles can give; and it is a free gift of
his, which tarries not for the desert of men, and is bestowed on the
godly and ungodly; and is a great blessing of goodness, which enriches
the earth, makes it fruitful, and through it, it produces plenty of good
things for man and beast:
and sendeth water upon the fields;
or "out places" F9; places outside
of cities and towns, such as gardens, fields, and deserts, where showers
of rain are sent of God to water them, many of which are not under the
care of man, but are under the providence of God; the Targum and Jarchi
interpret this of Gentile lands, as distinct from the land of Israel,
to whom God "gives" rain, and to the other "sends" it; some render it,
"upon the streets" F11, that is, upon persons that lie in the streets,
and have no houses to dwell in, and to whom rain in hot and dry
countries was welcome.
F9 (twuwx) "in geuere significat loca quae sunt foris", Piscator;
"exteriora", Mercerus; "open fields", Broughton; "faciem viarum",
F11 "Super faciem platearum", Pagninus, Mercerus, Boldueius, Cocceius,
Schultens; "super facies platearum", Montanus, Schmidt; "super
plateas", Vatablus, Michaelis.
The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Job 5:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=job&chapter=005&verse=010>. 1999.