Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

American Standard Version

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

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 They swirl about,
turning round and round at His direction,
accomplishing everything He commands them
over the surface of the inhabited world.
13 He causes this to happen for punishment,
for His land, or for His faithful love.
14 Listen to this, Job.
Stop and consider God’s wonders.


Cross References

1 Kings 18:45

In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in his chariot and went to Jezreel.

1 Samuel 12:18-19

Samuel called on the Lord, and on that day the Lord sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.

Job 38:26-27

to bring rain on an uninhabited land,
on a desert with no human life,

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Job 36:31

For He judges the nations with these;
He gives food in abundance.

Exodus 9:18-25

Tomorrow at this time I will rain down the worst hail that has ever occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

2 Samuel 21:14

and buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan at Zela in the land of Benjamin in the tomb of Saul’s father Kish. They did everything the king commanded. After this, God answered prayer for the land.

Job 37:6

For He says to the snow, “Fall to the earth,”
and the torrential rains, His mighty torrential rains,

Job 38:37-38

Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
Or who can tilt the water jars of heaven

Joel 2:23

Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad
in the Lord your God,
because He gives you the autumn rain
for your vindication.
He sends showers for you,
both autumn and spring rain as before.

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