Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'

King James Version

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

For he says to the snow, "Fall to the earth.' He tells the rain, "Pour down,' then it rains profusely.

A Conservative Version

For he says to the snow, Fall thou on the earth, likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

For He says to the snow, Fall on the earth; likewise He speaks to the showers and to the downpour of His mighty rains.

Bible in Basic English

For he says to the snow, Make the earth wet; and to the rain-storm, Come down.

Darby Translation

For he saith to the snow, Fall on the earth! and to the pouring rain, even the pouring rains of his might.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; rain after rain, and rain after rain in his strength.

Julia Smith Translation

For he will say to the snow, Be it on earth; and to the shower of rain, and to the shower of the rains of his strength.

King James 2000

For he says to the snow, Be on the earth; likewise to the gentle rain, and to the heavy rain of his strength.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}--

Modern King James verseion

For He says to the snow, Fall on the earth; also to the shower of rain, and to the shower of heavy rains in its strength.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"When he commandeth the snow, it falleth upon the earth: As soon as he giveth the rain a charge, immediately the showers have their strength, and fall down.

NET Bible

For to the snow he says, 'Fall to earth,' and to the torrential rains, 'Pour down.'

New Heart English Bible

For he says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth;' likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

The Emphasized Bible

For, to the snow, he saith, Fall earthwards, - Also to the downpour of rain, yea the downpour of his mighty rains.

Webster

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

World English Bible

For he says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth;' likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

Youngs Literal Translation

For to snow He saith, 'Be on the earth.' And the small rain and great rain of His power.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to the snow
שׁלג 
Sheleg 
Usage: 20

Be thou
הוה הוא 
Hava' 
be thou, be, shall be, may be, hath
Usage: 6

on the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

likewise to the small
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

גּשׁם 
Geshem 
גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35
Usage: 35

and to the great
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Majesty

5 "God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. 6 "For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.' 7 "He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.


Cross References

Job 36:27

"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

Job 38:22

"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

Genesis 7:10-12

It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain.

Ezra 10:13

"But there are many people; it is the rainy season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

Psalm 147:16-18

He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

Ezekiel 13:11

so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.

Ezekiel 13:13

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.

Amos 9:6

The One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth, He who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth, The LORD is His name.

Matthew 7:25-27

"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.



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