Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 thundereth marvellously with his voice, doing great things which we do not comprehend. 6 For he saith to the snow, Fall on the earth! and to the pouring rain, even the pouring rains of his might. 7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.


Cross References

Job 36:27

For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth,

Job 38:22

Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, and hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,

Genesis 7:10-12

And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.

Ezra 10:9

Then were all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month; and all the people sat in the open space of the house of God, trembling because of the matter, and because of the pouring rain.

Ezra 10:13

But the people are many, and it is a time of pouring rain, and it is not possible to stand without: neither is this a work for one day or two; for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

Psalm 147:16-18

He giveth snow like wool, scattereth the hoar frost like ashes;

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind fulfilling his word;

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Ezekiel 13:11

say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing rain, and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall, and a stormy wind shall burst forth.

Ezekiel 13:13

Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will cause to burst forth a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing rain in mine anger, and hail-stones in fury for utter destruction.

Amos 9:6

It is he that buildeth his upper chambers in the heavens, and hath founded his vault upon the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: Jehovah is his name.

Matthew 7:25-27

and the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds blew and fell upon that house, and it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.

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