Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

New American Standard Bible

"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

King James Version

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Holman Bible

They waited for me as for the rain
and opened their mouths as for spring showers.

International Standard Version

They waited for me as one waits for rain, as one opens his mouth to drink in a spring rain shower.

A Conservative Version

And they waited for me as for the rain. And they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain.

American Standard Version

And they waited for me as for the rain; And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Amplified

And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouths wide as for the spring rain.

Bible in Basic English

They were waiting for me as for the rain, opening their mouths wide as for the spring rains.

Darby Translation

And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Julia Smith Translation

And they waited for me as the rain, and they opened wide their mouth for the latter rain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they waited for me as [for] the rain, and they opened their mouth wide [as] for [the] spring rain.

Modern King James verseion

And they waited for me like the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They waited for me, as the earth doth for the rain; and gaped upon me, as the ground doth to receive the latter shower.

NET Bible

They waited for me as people wait for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rains.

New Heart English Bible

They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

The Emphasized Bible

And they waited, as for rain, for me, and, their mouths, they opened wide for the spring-rain;

Webster

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

World English Bible

They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they wait as for rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide As for the latter rain.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יחל 
Yachal 
Usage: 41

for me as for the rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

and they opened
פּער 
Pa`ar 
Usage: 4

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them. 23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 24 If I mocked them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.


Cross References

Zechariah 10:1

Ask of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field.

Psalm 72:6

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

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