Hallelujah! Praise the name of the LORD. Give praise, you servants of the LORD
Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds,
On the seventh time, he reported, "There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get [your chariot] ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you.'"
In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in [his chariot] and went to Jezreel.
He enfolds the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.
He obscures the view of [His] throne, spreading His cloud over it.
For He makes waterdrops evaporate; they distill the rain into its mist,
which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.
Can anyone understand how the clouds spread out or how the thunder roars from God's pavilion?
Look, He spreads His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea.
For He judges the nations with these; He gives food in abundance.
He covers [His] hands with lightning and commands it to hit its mark.
The thunder declares His presence; the cattle also, the approaching [storm].
What road leads to [the place] where light is dispersed? [Where is the source of] the east wind that spreads across the earth?
Who cuts a channel for the flooding rain or clears the way for lightning,
to bring rain on an uninhabited land, [on] a desert with no human life,
to satisfy the parched wasteland and cause the grass to sprout?
I will make it a wasteland. It will not be pruned or weeded; thorns and briers will grow up. I will also give orders to the clouds that rain should not fall on it.
You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God's stream is filled with water, for You prepare the earth in this way, providing [people] with grain.
You soften it with showers and bless its growth, soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges.
You crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with plenty.
The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed with joy.
The pastures are clothed with flocks, and the valleys covered with grain. They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.
He waters the mountains from His palace; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.
He causes grass to grow for the livestock and [provides] crops for man to cultivate, producing food from the earth,
He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields.
Can any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the skies alone give showers? Are You not the LORD our God? We therefore put our hope in You, for You have done all these things.
Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the LORD your God, because He gives you the autumn rain for your vindication. He sends showers for you, both autumn and spring rain as before.
Those who turn justice into wormwood throw righteousness to the ground.
The One who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the earth-- Yahweh is His name.
so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
although He did not leave Himself without a witness, since He did good: giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, and satisfying your hearts with food and happiness."
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.
Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.