Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad
in the Lord your God,
because He gives you the autumn rain
for your vindication.
He sends showers for you,
both autumn and spring rain as before.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

Be glad then, ye sons of Zion, and rejoice in LORD your God, for he gives you the former rain in just measure, and he causes the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first [month].

American Standard Version

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month .

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

Be glad, then, you children of Zion, and have joy in the Lord your God: for he gives you food in full measure, making the rain come down for you, the early and the late rain as at the first.

Darby Translation

And ye, children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the early rain in due measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the early rain, and the latter rain at the beginning of the season.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye also, sons of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God for he has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain as in the beginning.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye sons of Zion rejoice and be glad in Jehovah your God; for he gave to you the early rain for justice, and he will bring down to you the rain, the early and latter rain in the first.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be glad, children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in Yahweh your God, because he has given for you the autumn rains for [your] righteousness, and he has {poured down} for you rainwater, [the] autumn and spring rains, as before.

Modern King James verseion

Be glad then, sons of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God. For He has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and He will cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain in the first month.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God. For he hath given you a teacher of righteousness, and will make descend unto you the first rain and the later, as at the beginning.

NET Bible

Citizens of Zion, rejoice! Be glad because of what the Lord your God has done! For he has given to you the early rains as vindication. He has sent to you the rains -- both the early and the late rains as formerly.

New Heart English Bible

"Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD, your God; for he gives you the former rain in just measure, and he causes the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye sons of Zion, then, exult and be glad in Yahweh your God, for he hath given you the seed-rain, in right manner, - Yea he hath caused to descend for you a down-pour, of seed-rain and of the harvest-rain in the first month;

Webster

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

World English Bible

"Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahweh, your God; for he gives you the former rain in just measure, and he causes the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.

Youngs Literal Translation

And ye sons of Zion, joy and rejoice, In Jehovah your God, For He hath given to you the Teacher for righteousness, And causeth to come down to you a shower, Sprinkling and gathered -- in the beginning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be glad
גּוּל גּיל 
Giyl 
Usage: 45

of Zion
ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

and rejoice
שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

in the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

מורה 
Mowreh 
Usage: 3

and he will cause to come down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

for you the rain
גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35

the former rain
מורה 
Mowreh 
Usage: 3

and the latter rain
מלקושׁ 
Malqowsh 
Usage: 8

in the first
ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

Context Readings

The Response And Promise Of Yahweh

22 Don’t be afraid, wild animals,
for the wilderness pastures have turned green,
the trees bear their fruit,
and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.
23 Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad
in the Lord your God,
because He gives you the autumn rain
for your vindication.
He sends showers for you,
both autumn and spring rain as before.
24 The threshing floors will be full of grain,
and the vats will overflow
with new wine and olive oil.


Cross References

Leviticus 26:4

I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:14

I will provide rain for your land in the proper time, the autumn and spring rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil.

Psalm 149:2

Let Israel celebrate its Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.

Isaiah 41:16

You will winnow them
and a wind will carry them away,
a gale will scatter them.
But you will rejoice in the Lord;
you will boast in the Holy One of Israel.

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn.
He will come to us like the rain,
like the spring showers that water the land.

Zechariah 10:7

Ephraim will be like a warrior,
and their hearts will be glad as if with wine.
Their children will see it and be glad;
their hearts will rejoice in Yahweh.

Isaiah 12:2-6

Indeed, God is my salvation;
I will trust Him and not be afraid,
for Yah, the Lord,
is my strength and my song.
He has become my salvation.”

Zechariah 10:1

Ask the Lord for rain
in the season of spring rain.
The Lord makes the rain clouds,
and He will give them showers of rain
and crops in the field for everyone.

Deuteronomy 28:12

The Lord will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.

Deuteronomy 32:2

Let my teaching fall like rain
and my word settle like dew,
like gentle rain on new grass
and showers on tender plants.

Job 33:23

If there is an angel on his side,
one mediator out of a thousand,
to tell a person what is right for him

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart rejoices,
and I praise Him with my song.

Psalm 32:11-1

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
you righteous ones;
shout for joy,
all you upright in heart.

Psalm 72:6-7

May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass,
like spring showers that water the earth.

Psalm 95:1-3

Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord,
shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to Him;
I will rejoice in the Lord.

Proverbs 16:15

When a king’s face lights up, there is life;
his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.

Isaiah 30:21

and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.”

Isaiah 30:23

Then He will send rain for your seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food, the produce of the ground, will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.

Isaiah 61:10

I greatly rejoice in the Lord,
I exult in my God;
for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation
and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness,
as a groom wears a turban
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Jeremiah 3:3

This is why the showers haven’t come
why there has been no spring rain.
You have the brazen look of a prostitute
and refuse to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 5:24

They have not said to themselves,
‘Let’s fear the Lord our God,
who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season,
who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.’

Lamentations 4:2

?BetZion’s precious people—
once worth their weight in pure gold
how they are regarded as clay jars,
the work of a potter’s hands!

Joel 2:28-29

After this
I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will have dreams,
and your young men will see visions.

Amos 4:7

I also withheld the rain from you
while there were still three months until harvest.
I sent rain on one city
but no rain on another.
One field received rain
while a field with no rain withered.

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there is no fruit on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

Zephaniah 3:14-17

Sing for joy, Daughter Zion;
shout loudly, Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
Daughter Jerusalem!

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout in triumph, Daughter Jerusalem!
Look, your King is coming to you;
He is righteous and victorious,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:13

For I will bend Judah as My bow;
I will fill that bow with Ephraim.
I will rouse your sons, Zion,
against your sons, Greece.
I will make you like a warrior’s sword.

Luke 1:46-47

And Mary said:My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

Galatians 4:26-27

But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.

Ephesians 4:8-11

For it says:When He ascendedon high,
He took prisoners into captivity;
He gave gifts to people.

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write to you again about this is no trouble for me and is a protection for you.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh—

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

James 5:7-8

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

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