Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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 be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. 4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. 5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:27

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 22:13

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

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