Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.

King James Version

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

Holman Bible

One who watches the wind will not sow, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.

International Standard Version

Whoever keeps staring at the wind won't sow; whoever daydreams won't reap.

A Conservative Version

He who observes the wind shall not sow, and he who regards the clouds shall not reap.

American Standard Version

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

Amplified

He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

Bible in Basic English

He who is watching the wind will not get the seed planted, and he who is looking at the clouds will not get in the grain.

Darby Translation

He that observeth the wind will not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds will not reap.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that observes the wind shall not sow, and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.

Julia Smith Translation

He watching the wind shall not sow; and he looking in the clouds, shall not reap.

King James 2000

He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever watches the wind will not sow; whoever watches the clouds will not reap.

Modern King James verseion

He who watches the wind shall not sow; and he who pays attention to the clouds shall not reap.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that regardeth the wind, shall not sow; and he that hath respect unto the clouds, shall not reap.

NET Bible

He who watches the wind will not sow, and he who observes the clouds will not reap.

New Heart English Bible

He who observes the wind won't sow; and he who regards the clouds won't reap.

New simplified Bible

He who observes the wind will not sow and he that regards the clouds will not reap.

The Emphasized Bible

He that observeth the wind, will not sow, - and, he that watcheth the clouds, will not reap.

Webster

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

World English Bible

He who observes the wind won't sow; and he who regards the clouds won't reap.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is observing the wind soweth not, And whoso is looking on the thick clouds reapeth not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

shall not sow
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

and he that regardeth
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the clouds
עב 
`ab 
Usage: 32

References

Context Readings

Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

3 If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies. 4 He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. 5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"



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