Parallel Verses

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,

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;

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 --

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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

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Context Readings

God's Charge To Solomon

12 Then Yahweh 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 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, 14 [then if] my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and will pray and will seek my face and will turn from their evil ways, then I myself shall hear from the heavens and will forgive their sins and heal their land.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 6:26-28

"When the heavens are stopped up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you and they pray to this place and confess your name and turn back from their sin when you humble them,

Exodus 10:4-6

But if you [are] refusing to release my people, look, I [am] about to bring locusts into your territory tomorrow.

Numbers 14:12

I will strike them with disease, and I will dispossess them; I will make you into a greater and stronger nation than them."

Numbers 16:46-47

And Moses and Aaron said, "Take the censer, and put fire on it from the altar. Place incense [on it], and bring it quickly to the community, and make atonement for them, because wrath went out from the presence of Yahweh, and a plague has begun."

Deuteronomy 11:17

And [then] {the anger of Yahweh will be kindled against you}, and he will shut up the heavens, and there shall not be rain, and [so] the ground will not give its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land that Yahweh [is] giving to you.

2 Samuel 24:13-15

Then Gad came to David, and he told him and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine in the land come to you? Or three months of your fleeing from your enemies while he [is] pursuing you? Or should there be three days of pestilence in your land? Now consider and decide what I must return to the one who sent me a word."

Job 11:10

"If he passes through and imprisons someone {and summons the assembly}, then who can hinder him?

Job 12:14

If he tears down, then it will not be rebuilt; if he shuts a man in, then he cannot be freed.

Psalm 105:34

He spoke and there came locusts and young locusts without number.

Psalm 107:34

a fruitful land into a salty place, because of the evil of its inhabitants.

Ezekiel 14:19-21

And if I [were to] send a plague to that land, and I pour out my rage on it with blood to cut it off, [both] human and animal,

Joel 1:4-7

What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten. And what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.

Joel 2:25

I will repay you the years that the locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my mighty troops that I sent against you.

Luke 4:25

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

Revelation 3:7

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: "This is what the holy one, the true one, the one who has the key of David, the one who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one can open, says:

Revelation 11:6

These have the authority to shut the sky, so that {it does not rain} during the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over the waters, to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague as often as they wish.

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