Parallel Verses

Amplified


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

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?

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 barren and desolate ground
And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
28 
“Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29
“Out of 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 can send rain?
Or can the heavens [of their own will] give showers?
Is it not You, O Lord our God?
Therefore we will wait and hope [confidently] in You,
For You are the one who has made all these things [the heavens and the rain].

Psalm 147:8


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

Genesis 27:28


Now may God give you of the dew of heaven [to water your land],
And of the fatness (fertility) of the earth,
And an abundance of grain and new wine;

Genesis 27:39

Then Isaac his father answered and [prophesied and] said to him,

“Your dwelling shall be away from the fertility of the earth
And away from the dew of heaven above;

Deuteronomy 33:13

And of Joseph he said,

“Blessed by the Lord be his land,
With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,
And from the deep water that lies beneath,

Deuteronomy 33:28


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

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Is it not [the beginning of the] wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord and He will send thunder and rain; then you will know [without any doubt], and see that your evil which you have done is great 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 upon you, nor fields with offerings;
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
The shield of Saul, [dry, cracked] 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, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

Job 5:9-10


Who does great and unsearchable things,
Marvelous things without number.

Job 29:19


‘My root is spread out and open to the waters,
And the dew lies all night upon my branch.

Job 38:8


“Or who enclosed the sea with doors
When it burst forth and went out of the womb;

Psalm 65:9-10


You visit the earth and make it overflow [with water];
You greatly enrich it;
The stream of God is full of water;
You provide their grain, when You have prepared the earth.

Proverbs 3:20


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

Jeremiah 5:24


‘They do not say in their heart,
“Let us now fear and worship the Lord our God [with profound awe and reverence],
Who gives rain in its season,
Both the autumn 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 and the mist to ascend from the end of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain,
And brings out the wind from His treasuries and from His storehouses.

Hosea 14:5


I shall 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 children of Zion,
And delight in the Lord, your God;
For He has given you the early [autumn] rain in vindication
And He has poured down the rain for you,
The early [autumn] rain and the late [spring] rain, as before.

Amos 4:7


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

Matthew 5:45

so that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous [those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him].

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