Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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,

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 wondrous voice; he does awesome works that we don't comprehend. 6 For he says to the snow, "Fall to the earth.' He tells the rain, "Pour down,' then it rains profusely. 7 "He puts a limit to the skill of every person; to delineate all people from what they do.


Cross References

Job 36:27

He draws up drops of water, distilling it to rain and mist.

Job 38:22

"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen where the hail is stored,

Genesis 7:10-12

Seven days later, the flooding started.

Ezra 10:9

Less than three days later, all of the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered together on the twentieth day of the ninth month. Everyone sat in the plaza of the Temple of God, trembling because of everything that was happening, and also because it was raining heavily.

Ezra 10:13

However, many people are involved, and it's raining heavily. Furthermore, this is not just a matter of a day or two of work, because many of us have sinned in this.

Psalm 147:16-18

He supplies snow like wool, scattering frost like ashes.

Psalm 148:8

fire, hail, snow, fog, and wind storm that carry out his command,

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a rainstorm that destroys all the crops.

Ezekiel 13:11

"When someone builds a wall, they coat it with whitewash. Tell those who coat it with whitewash that it will fall. It will be washed off by the rain. Great hailstones will fall and a stormy wind will strip it off.

Ezekiel 13:13

"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says, "In my burning anger, I'll rip it open with a windstorm. In my anger, I'll rinse it off with rain, and put an end to it with a hailstorm in my destructive rage.

Amos 9:6

who is building his stairway to heaven and setting its foundation on earth; who is calling for the waters of the sea and pouring them out over the surface of the land the LORD is his name!

Matthew 7:25-27

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation was on the rock.

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