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All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:7 thither they return. Similarly, this is an excellent summary of the earth’s amazing hydrologic cycle, as confirmed scientifically only in modern times.

1:7 from whence they come. For a long time it was believed that rain waters came by evaporation from local lakes and rivers. Meteorologists have now proved by extensive upper-air research that they come from oceanic evaporation, just as this passage indicates.

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