Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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?

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?

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 desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of 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 frost from heaven, who has given it birth?


Cross References

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the idols of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon you: for you have made all these things.

Psalm 147:8

Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.

Genesis 27:28

Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine:

Genesis 27:39

And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

Deuteronomy 33:13

And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath,

Deuteronomy 33:28

Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of grain and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king.

2 Samuel 1:21

You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor 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 was spread out to the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

Job 38:8

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Psalm 65:9-10

You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepare them grain, when you have so provided for it.

Proverbs 3:20

By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Jeremiah 5:24

Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season: he reserves unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

Jeremiah 10:13

When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his storehouses.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Joel 2:23

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he has given you the former rain faithfully, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

Amos 4:7

And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one part was rained upon, and the part upon which it rained not withered.

Matthew 5:45

That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

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