* While the earth remaineth. Heb. as yet all the days of the
Most of the European nations divide the year into four
distinct parts, called quarters or seasons; but there are six
divisions in the text, which obtained in Palestine among the
Hebrews, and exist among the Arabs to the present day.
According to this gracious promise, the heavenly bodies have
preserved their courses, the seasons their successions, and
the earth its increase for the use of man.
45:6 Ex 34:21 Ps 74:16,17 So 2:11,12 Isa 54:9 Jer 5:24 Jas 5:7
Jer 31:35 33:20-26