Parallel Verses

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,

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;

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

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Charge To Solomon

12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by 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 heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 6:26-28

When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because Your people have sinned against You, yet if they pray toward this place, confess your name [and You Yourself], 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 country.

Numbers 14:12

I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and will make of you [Moses] a nation greater and mightier than they.

Numbers 16:46-47

And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer and put fire in it from off the altar and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them. For there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague has begun!

Deuteronomy 11:17

And the Lord's anger be kindled against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the land will not yield its fruit, and you perish quickly off the good land which the Lord gives you.

2 Samuel 24:13-15

So Gad came to David and told him and said, Shall seven years of famine come to your land? Or will you flee three months before your pursuing enemies? Or do you prefer three days of pestilence in your land? Consider and see what answer I shall return to Him Who sent me.

Job 11:10

If [God] sweeps in and arrests and calls into judgment, who can hinder Him? [If He is against a man, who shall call Him to account for it?]

Job 12:14

Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be built again; He shuts a man in, and none can open.

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locusts came, and the grasshoppers, and that without number,

Psalm 107:34

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

Ezekiel 14:19-21

Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out My wrath upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast,

Joel 1:4-7

What the crawling locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten; and what the hopping locust left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten -- "the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Luke 4:25

But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were closed up for three years and six months, so that there came a great famine over all the land;

Revelation 3:7

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:

Revelation 11:6

These [two witnesses] have power to shut up the sky, so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying (their prediction of events relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph); and they also have power to turn the waters into blood and to smite and scourge the earth with all manner of plagues as often as they choose.

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