Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.

King James Version

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

"Ask the LORD for rain in the spring the LORD who fashions lightning thunderstorms, giving rain showers to mankind along with grain in the fields.

A Conservative Version

Ask ye of LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, [even of] LORD who makes lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field.

American Standard Version

Ask ye of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain, even of Jehovah that maketh lightnings; and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Amplified

Ask of the Lord rain in the time of the latter or spring rain. It is the Lord Who makes lightnings which usher in the rain and give men showers, and grass to everyone in the field.

Bible in Basic English

Make your request to the Lord for rain in the time of the spring rains, even to the Lord who makes the thunder-flames; and he will give them showers of rain, to every man grass in the field.

Darby Translation

Ask of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain; Jehovah will make lightnings, and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain, so the LORD shall make lightnings and shall give you abundant rain and grass in the field to each one.

Julia Smith Translation

Ask ye from Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain; Jehovah made lightnings, and he will give rain of heavy showers to them, to each the green herb in the field.

King James 2000

Ask of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to everyone grass in the field.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Ask rain from Yahweh in the season of [the] spring rain-- Yahweh, who makes storm clouds, and he gives showers of rain to them, to everyone vegetation in the field.

Modern King James verseion

Ask rain from Jehovah in the time of the latter rain. Jehovah shall make storm clouds, and He gives them showers of rain, grass to everyone in the field.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Pray the LORD then betimes to give you the latter rain, so shall the LORD make clouds, and give you rain enough for all the increase of the field:

NET Bible

Ask the Lord for rain in the season of the late spring rains -- the Lord who causes thunderstorms -- and he will give everyone showers of rain and green growth in the field.

New Heart English Bible

Ask of the LORD rain in the spring time, The LORD who makes lightnings, and he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field.

The Emphasized Bible

Ask ye from Yahweh rain, in the time of the latter rain, Yahweh, who causeth flashes of lightning, - and, rain in abundant showers, giveth he unto them, to every man, herbage in the field;

Webster

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD will make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

World English Bible

Ask of Yahweh rain in the spring time, Yahweh who makes storm clouds, and he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field.

Youngs Literal Translation

They asked of Jehovah rain in a time of latter rain, Jehovah is making lightnings, And rain in showers He doth give to them. To each -- the herb in the field.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ask
שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

ye of the Lord

Usage: 0

מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

in the time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

of the latter rain
מלקושׁ 
Malqowsh 
Usage: 8

so the Lord

Usage: 0

חזיז 
Chaziyz 
Usage: 3

and give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35

of rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

to every one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

עשׂב 
`eseb 
Usage: 33

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Yahweh Gives Rain

1 Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man. 2 For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.


Cross References

Isaiah 30:23

Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.

Jeremiah 10:13

When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.

Ezekiel 34:26

"I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.

Deuteronomy 11:13-14

"It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,

Deuteronomy 28:23

"The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you, iron.

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

1 Kings 18:41-45

Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower."

Job 29:23

"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Job 36:27-31

"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

Job 37:1-6

"At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.

Psalm 65:9

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

Psalm 72:6

May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

Psalm 104:13

He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

Proverbs 16:15

In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

Isaiah 5:6

"I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it."

Isaiah 44:3

'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;

Jeremiah 51:16

When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

Ezekiel 36:37

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Hosea 10:12

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Joel 2:23-24

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.

Amos 4:7

"Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you While there were still three months until harvest Then I would send rain on one city And on another city I would not send rain; One part would be rained on, While the part not rained on would dry up.

Micah 5:7

Then the remnant of Jacob Will be among many peoples Like dew from the LORD, Like showers on vegetation Which do not wait for man Or delay for the sons of men.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

John 16:23

"In that day you will not question Me about anything Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

1 Corinthians 3:6

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

James 5:7

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.

James 5:16-18

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

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