Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 a desolate and devastated desert, causing it to sprout vegetation? 28 "Does the rain have a father? Who fathered the dew? 29 Whose womb brings forth the ice? Who gives birth to frost out of an empty sky,


Cross References

Jeremiah 14:22

Can any of the worthless gods of the nations make it rain? Can the heavens themselves bring forth showers? Aren't you the one who does this, LORD our God? So we hope in you, for you are the one who does all these things.

Psalm 147:8

He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.

Genesis 27:28

May the LORD grant you dew from the skies, and from the fertile land; may he grant you abundant grain and fresh wine.

Genesis 27:39

At this, his father Isaac replied to him, "Look! Away from the fertile land will be your dwellings; away from the dew of the skies above.

Deuteronomy 33:13

About Joseph he said: "May the blessing of the LORD be on his land: dew from the choicest of the heavens, and from the depths beneath;

Deuteronomy 33:28

So Israel lives in confidence, isolated as the fountain of Jacob in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens rain down dew.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Is it not the wheat harvest today? I'll call upon the LORD, and he will send thunder and rain. Then you will know and understand that you have done a great evil in the sight of the LORD by asking for a king for yourselves."

2 Samuel 1:21

Mountains of Gilboa, let no dew or rain fall on you, and may none of your fields be filled with plenty, because in that place the shield of the valiant ones was defiled, the shield of Saul without an anointing with oil.

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

Job 5:9-10

He is always doing great things that cannot be explained, countless awesome deeds.

Job 29:19

My roots have spread out and have found water, and dew settles at night on my branches.

Job 38:8

"Who enclosed the sea with limits when it gushed out of the womb,

Psalm 65:9-10

You take care of the earth, you water it, and you enrich it greatly with the river of God that overflows with water. You provide grain for them, for you have ordained it this way.

Proverbs 3:20

By his knowledge the depths broke open, and the clouds drip with dew.

Jeremiah 5:24

They don't say to themselves, "Let's fear the LORD our God, who gives rain in its season, both the autumn and the spring rain. He sets aside for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.'

Jeremiah 10:13

When his voice sounds there is thunder from the waters of heaven, and he makes clouds rise up from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings wind out of his storehouses.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; Israel will blossom like a lily, growing roots like the cedars of Lebanon.

Joel 2:23

And so be glad, children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, because he has given you the right amount of early rain, and he will cause the rain to fall for you, both the early rain and the later rain as before.

Amos 4:7

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

Matthew 5:45

so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

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