Gave rain (ueton edwken). This idiom is in the LXX of God as here of heaven ( 1 Samuel 12:17 ; 1 Kings 18:1 ) and also in Acts 14:17 instead of ebrexen of verse James 5:17 . Hueton is old word for rain (from uw, to rain), genuine here, but not in verse James 7 . Brought forth (eblasthsen). First aorist active of blastanw, old verb, to sprout (intransitive as Mark 4:27 ), here as occasionally in later Greek transitive with accusative karpon.