Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,

King James Version

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Holman Bible

If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people,

International Standard Version

"I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for a sacrificial temple to me. Whenever I close the skies so there is no rain, or whenever I command locusts to lay waste to the land, or whenever I send epidemics among my people,

A Conservative Version

If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people,

American Standard Version

If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Amplified

If I shut up heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,

Bible in Basic English

If, at my word, heaven is shut up, so that there is no rain, or if I send locusts on the land for its destruction, or if I send disease on my people;

Darby Translation

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain or if I command the locusts to devour the land or if I send pestilence among my people;

Julia Smith Translation

If I shall shut up the heavens and there shall not be rain, and if I shall command upon the locust to consume the land, and if I shall send death upon my people;

King James 2000

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I hold back the heavens so that there is not rain, and when I command the locust to devour the earth, and if I send disease among my people,

Modern King James verseion

If I shut up the heavens, and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, if I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people -

NET Bible

When I close up the sky so that it doesn't rain, or command locusts to devour the land's vegetation, or send a plague among my people,

New Heart English Bible

"If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

The Emphasized Bible

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I lay command on the locust, to devour the land, - or if I send pestilence, amongst my people:

Webster

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

World English Bible

"If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Youngs Literal Translation

If I restrain the heavens and there is no rain, and if I lay charge on the locust to consume the land, and if I send pestilence among My people --

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
הן 
hen 
lo, behold, if, or if, though
Usage: 99

I shut up
עצר 
`atsar 
Usage: 46

שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

that there be no rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

or if I command
צוה 
Tsavah 
Usage: 494

the locusts
חגב 
Chagab 
Usage: 5

to devour
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

or if I send
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

דּבר 
Deber 
Usage: 49

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Charge To Solomon

12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 6:26-28

"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them;

Exodus 10:4-6

'For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.

Numbers 14:12

"I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they."

Numbers 16:46-47

Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the LORD, the plague has begun!"

Deuteronomy 11:17

"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

2 Samuel 24:13-15

So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me."

Job 11:10

"If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?

Job 12:14

"Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number,

Psalm 107:34

A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Ezekiel 14:19-21

"Or if I should send a plague against that country and pour out My wrath in blood on it to cut off man and beast from it,

Joel 1:4-7

What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Joel 2:25

"Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Luke 4:25

"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;

Revelation 3:7

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

Revelation 11:6

These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.

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