Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

King James Version

Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Holman Bible

Does the rain have a father?
Who fathered the drops of dew?

International Standard Version

"Does the rain have a father? Who fathered the dew?

A Conservative Version

Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

American Standard Version

Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Amplified

Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Bible in Basic English

Has the rain a father? or who gave birth to the drops of night mist?

Darby Translation

Hath the rain a father? or who begetteth the drops of dew?

Julia Smith Translation

Is there a father to the rain? or who begat the reservoirs of the dew?

King James 2000

Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Is there a father for the rain, or who fathered [the] drops of dew?

Modern King James verseion

Has the rain a father? Or who has brought forth the drops of dew?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who is the father of rain? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

NET Bible

Does the rain have a father, or who has fathered the drops of the dew?

New Heart English Bible

Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew?

The Emphasized Bible

Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Webster

Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?

World English Bible

Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew?

Youngs Literal Translation

Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

the rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

the drops
H96
אגל 
'egel 
Usage: 1

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Dew

Morish

Watsons

Prayers for Job 38:28

Context Readings

Yahweh Interrogates Job

27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout? 28 "Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29 "From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?


Cross References

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.

Psalm 147:8

Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

Genesis 27:28

Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;

Genesis 27:39

Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.

Deuteronomy 33:13

Of Joseph he said, "Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep lying beneath,

Deuteronomy 33:28

"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

"Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king."

2 Samuel 1:21

"O mountains of Gilboa, Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings; For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

Job 5:9-10

Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number.

Job 29:19

'My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.

Job 38:8

"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

Psalm 65:9-10

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

Proverbs 3:20

By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.

Jeremiah 5:24

'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest."

Jeremiah 10:13

When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Joel 2:23

So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before.

Amos 4:7

"Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you While there were still three months until harvest Then I would send rain on one city And on another city I would not send rain; One part would be rained on, While the part not rained on would dry up.

Matthew 5:45

so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

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