Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 watches the wind [waiting for all conditions to be perfect] will not sow [seed], and he who looks at the clouds will not reap [a harvest].

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.

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.

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 will pour out rain on the earth;
whether a tree falls to the south or the north,
the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
4 One who watches the wind will not sow,
and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 Just as you don’t know the path of the wind,
or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman,
so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:27

When it is in your power,
don’t withhold good from the one it belongs to.

Proverbs 20:4

The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

Proverbs 22:13

The slacker says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

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