Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Holman Bible

who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

By his hand the heaven is covered with clouds and rain is stored up for the earth; he makes the grass tall on the mountains.

Darby Translation

Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Covering the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, causing the grass to spring up on the mountains.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

who covers [the] heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who causes grass to grow on the mountains.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains;

NET Bible

He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides.

New Heart English Bible

who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass grow on the mountains.

The Emphasized Bible

Who covereth the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, who causeth the mountains to sprout grass:

Webster

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

World English Bible

who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass grow on the mountains.

Youngs Literal Translation

Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up on mountains,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

with clouds
עב 
`ab 
Usage: 32

מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

for the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

חציר 
Chatsiyr 
Usage: 21

to grow
צמח 
Tsamach 
Usage: 33

References

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Providence

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving, and compose music to our God with the lyre. 8 He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills. 9 He gives wild animals their food, including the young ravens when they cry.


Cross References

Job 5:10

He sends rain on the surface of the earth, and waters the surface of the open country.

Psalm 104:13-14

He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.

Genesis 9:14

Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow becomes visible in the clouds,

1 Kings 18:44-45

But Elijah told him to go back seven times. On the seventh look, he said, "Look! There's a cloud, a small one, about the size of a man's hand. It's coming up out of the sea!" "Get up and find Ahab!" Elijah said. "Tell him, "Mount your chariot and ride down the mountain so the storm doesn't stop you.'"

Job 26:8-9

"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.

Job 36:27-33

He draws up drops of water, distilling it to rain and mist.

Job 38:24-27

Where is the lightning diffused or the east wind scattered around the earth?

Psalm 65:9-13

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.

Psalm 135:1

Hallelujah! Praise the name of the LORD! Give praise, you servants of the LORD,

Isaiah 5:6

I'll make it a wasteland, and it won't be pruned or cultivated. Instead, briers and thorns will grow up. I'll also issue commands to the clouds, that they drop no rain upon it."

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.

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 5:7-8

Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:

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.

Acts 14:17

yet he has not abandoned his witness: he continues to do good, to give you rain from heaven, to give you fruitful seasons, and to fill you with food and your hearts with joy."

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a person just like us, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and rain never came to the land for three years and six months.

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