Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder,

New American Standard Bible

When He set a limit for the rain
And a course for the thunderbolt,

King James Version

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Holman Bible

when He established a limit for the rain
and a path for the lightning,

International Standard Version

He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning.

American Standard Version

When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder;

Amplified


When He made a limit for the rain
And a way for the thunderbolt,

Bible in Basic English

When he made a law for the rain, and a way for the thunder-flames;

Darby Translation

In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder's flash:

Julia Smith Translation

In his making a law for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the voices.

King James 2000

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt,

Modern King James verseion

When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning to thunder;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When he set the rain in order, and gave the mighty floods a law;

NET Bible

When he imposed a limit for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,

New Heart English Bible

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;

The Emphasized Bible

When he made, for the rain, a decree, and a way for the lightning of thunders,

Webster

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

World English Bible

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;

Youngs Literal Translation

In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
for the rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

and a way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

חזיז 
Chaziyz 
Usage: 3

References

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

25 to make a weight for the wind. Yea, he distributes the waters by measure. 26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder, 27 then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yea, and searched it out.



Cross References

Job 38:25

Who has cleft a channel for the water flood, or the way for the lightning of the thunder,

Job 37:3

He sends it forth under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.

Job 36:26

Behold, God is great, and we do not know him. The number of his years is unsearchable.

Job 36:32

He covers his hands with the lightning, and gives it a command that it strike the mark.

Job 37:11

Yea, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning,

Job 38:27

to satisfy the waste and desolate [ground], and to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Psalm 29:3-10

The voice of LORD is upon the waters. The God of glory thunders, even LORD upon many waters.

Psalm 148:8

fire and hail, snow and vapor, stormy wind, fulfilling his word,

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are not thou he, O LORD our God? Therefore we will wait for thee, for thou have made all these things.

Amos 4:7

And I also have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest. And I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city. One piece was rained upon, and the piece upon which it

Zechariah 10:1

Ask ye of LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, [even of] LORD who makes lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field.

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