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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of the 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 ground and to cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28 Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who has given it birth?


Cross References

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the false gods of the nations who can cause rain? Or can the heavens [of their own will] give showers? Are You [alone] not He, O Lord our God? Therefore we will wait [expectantly] for You, for You have made all these things [the heavens and the rain].

Psalm 147:8

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

Genesis 27:28

And may God give you of the dew of the heavens and of the fatness of the earth and abundance of grain and [new] wine;

Genesis 27:39

Then Isaac his father answered, Your [blessing and] dwelling shall all come from the fruitfulness of the earth and from the dew of the heavens above;

Deuteronomy 33:13

And of Joseph he said: Blessed by the Lord be his land, with the precious gifts of heaven from the dew and from the deep that couches beneath,

Deuteronomy 33:28

And Israel dwells in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone in a land of grain and new wine; yes, His heavens drop dew.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord and He will send thunder and rain; then you shall know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the Lord in asking for a king for yourselves.

2 Samuel 1:21

O mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, or fields with offerings. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, as though he were not anointed with oil.

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the Tishbite, of the temporary residents of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before Whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years but according to My word.

Job 5:9-10

Who does great things and unsearchable, 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 shut up the sea with doors when it broke forth and issued out of the womb? -- "

Psalm 65:9-10

You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.

Proverbs 3:20

By His knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies distill the dew.

Jeremiah 5:24

Nor do they say in their hearts, Let us now reverently fear and worship the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the autumn and the spring rain in its season, Who reserves and 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 vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind out from His treasuries and from His storehouses.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew and the night mist to Israel; he shall grow and blossom like the lily and cast forth his roots like [the sturdy evergreens of] Lebanon.

Joel 2:23

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.

Amos 4:7

And also I withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest. I caused it to rain upon one city and caused it not to rain upon another city; one piece of ground was rained upon, and the piece upon which it did not rain withered.

Matthew 5:45

To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].

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