"He draws up the drops of water, which distil as rain to the streams;
"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,
He draws up the water vapor and then distills it into rain.
"He pulls water up out of the sea, distills it, and fills up his rain-cloud cisterns.
For he takes up the drops from the sea; he sends them through his mist as rain,
For he draws up the drops of water; he distills his mist in rain,
For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,
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1 tn The verb means “to filter; to refine,” and so a plural subject with the drops of water as the subject will not work. So many read the singular, “he distills.”
2 tn This word עֵד (’ed) occurs also in Gen 2:6. The suggestion has been that instead of a mist it represents an underground watercourse that wells up to water the ground.