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Bible in Basic English

Truly, he keeps back the waters and they are dry; he sends them out and the earth is overturned.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth.

King James Version

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

Holman Bible

When He withholds the waters, everything dries up,
and when He releases them, they destroy the land.

International Standard Version

When he withholds water, rivers dry up; when he lets them loose, they'll flood the land.

A Conservative Version

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

American Standard Version

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; Again, he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

Amplified

He withholds the waters, and the land dries up; again, He sends forth [rains], and they overwhelm the land or transform it.

Darby Translation

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, he shall withhold the waters, and they shall dry up; also he shall send them forth, and they shall destroy the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, he will hold back upon the waters, and they will dry up: and he will send them forth and they will overturn the earth.

King James 2000

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look, [if] he withholds the water, then they dry up; and [if] he sends them out, then they overwhelm [the] land.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, He withholds the waters, and they dry up; also He sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, if he withhold the waters, they dry up; If he let them go, they destroy the earth.

NET Bible

If he holds back the waters, then they dry up; if he releases them, they destroy the land.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! He holdeth back the waters, and they dry up, or sendeth them out, and they transform the earth:

Webster

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

World English Bible

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצר 
`atsar 
Usage: 46

and they dry up
יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
Usage: 69

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

14 Truly, there is no building up of what is pulled down by him; when a man is shut up by him, no one may let him loose. 15 Truly, he keeps back the waters and they are dry; he sends them out and the earth is overturned. 16 With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;



Cross References

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, By the living Lord, the God of Israel, whose servant I am, there will be no dew or rain in these years, but only at my word.

Genesis 6:13

And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come; the earth is full of their violent doings, and now I will put an end to them with the earth.

Genesis 6:17

For truly, I will send a great flow of waters over the earth, for the destruction from under the heaven of all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything on the earth will come to an end.

Genesis 7:11-2

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep came bursting through, and the windows of heaven were open;

Deuteronomy 11:17

For if you do so, the wrath of the Lord will be burning against you, and the heaven will be shut up so that there is no rain and the land will give no fruit; and in a very little time you will be cut off from the good land which the Lord is giving you.

1 Kings 8:35-36

When heaven is shut up and there is no rain, because of their sin against you; if they make prayers with their faces turned to this place, honouring your name and turning away from their sin when you send trouble on them:

Job 12:10

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all flesh of man.

Psalm 104:7-9

At the voice of your word they went in flight; at the sound of your thunder they went away in fear;

Jeremiah 14:22

Are any of the false gods of the nations able to make rain come? are the heavens able to give showers? are you not he, O Lord our God? so we will go on waiting for you, for you have done all these things.

Amos 5:8

Go for help to him who makes Orion and the Pleiades, by whom the deep dark is turned into morning, who makes the day black with night; whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, sending them out over the face of the earth: the Lord is his name;

Nahum 1:4

He says sharp words to the sea and makes it dry, drying up all the rivers: Bashan is feeble, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon is without strength.

Luke 4:25

Truly I say to you, There were a number of widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months and there was no food in the land;

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a man of flesh and blood as we are, and he made a strong prayer that there might be no rain; and there was no rain on the earth for three years and six months.

Revelation 11:6

These have the power to keep the heaven shut, so that there may be no rain in the days when they are prophets: and they have power over the waters to make them into blood, and to send every sort of disease on the earth as their pleasure is.

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