Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come.

New American Standard Bible

"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.

King James Version

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Holman Bible

He causes this to happen for punishment,
for His land, or for His faithful love.

International Standard Version

whether for discipline on his land or to demonstrate his gracious love, he causes it to be realized."

A Conservative Version

He causes it to come, whether it be for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness.

Amplified

Whether it be for correction or for His earth [generally] or for His mercy and loving-kindness, He causes it to come.

Bible in Basic English

For a rod, or for a curse, or for mercy, causing it to come on the mark.

Darby Translation

Whether he cause it to come as a rod, or for his land, or in mercy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

On some occasions for correction, on others for his land, on others for mercy he causes them to appear.

Julia Smith Translation

If for the rod, if for his land, if for mercy, it shall find him.

King James 2000

He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whether as {correction} or for his land, or as loyal love, he lets it happen.

Modern King James verseion

Whether as a whip, or for His land, or for mercy, He finds it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

whether it be to punish any land, or to do good unto them, that seek him.

NET Bible

Whether it is for punishment for his land, or whether it is for mercy, he causes it to find its mark.

New Heart English Bible

Whether it is for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.

The Emphasized Bible

Whether, as a rod, or for his earth, or in lovingkindness, he causeth it to come.

Webster

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

World English Bible

Whether it is for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whether for a rod, or for His land, Or for kindness -- He doth cause it to come.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He causeth it to come
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

or for his land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

Morish

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Majesty

12 And it is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the habitable world, 13 Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come. 14 Hearken unto this, O Job: Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.


Cross References

1 Kings 18:45

And it came to pass in a little while, that the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel:

1 Samuel 12:18-19

So Samuel called unto Jehovah; and Jehovah sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared Jehovah and Samuel.

Job 38:26-27

To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

Job 36:31

For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.

Exodus 9:18-25

Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now.

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water was poured upon them from heaven; and she suffered neither the birds of the heavens to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

2 Samuel 21:14

And they buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was entreated for the land.

Job 37:6

For he saith to the snow, Fall thou on the earth; Likewise to the shower of rain, And to the showers of his mighty rain.

Job 38:37-38

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,

Joel 2:23

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month .

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