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Isaiah 45:8

“Heavens, sprinkle from above,
and let the skies shower righteousness.
Let the earth open up
so that salvation will sprout
and righteousness will spring up with it.
I, Yahweh, have created it.

Matthew 7:24-27

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.read more.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

1 Kings 18:41

Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a rainstorm.”

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Luke 12:54

He also said to the crowds:“When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does.

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Genesis 2:5

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Jeremiah 51:16

When He thunders,
the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,
and He causes the clouds
to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.

1 Kings 18:1

After a long time, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year: “Go and present yourself to Ahab. I will send rain on the surface of the land.”

Job 28:26

when He established a limit for the rain
and a path for the lightning,

Job 38:25

Who cuts a channel for the flooding rain
or clears the way for lightning,

Psalm 68:8

the earth trembled and the skies poured down rain
before God, the God of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.

Psalm 135:7

He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Jeremiah 10:13

When He thunders,
the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,
and He causes the clouds to rise
from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Jeremiah 14:22

Can any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Or can the skies alone give showers?
Are You not the Lord our God?
We therefore put our hope in You,
for You have done all these things.

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.

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.

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.

Genesis 7:4

Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.”

Exodus 9:33-34

Moses went out from Pharaoh and the city, and extended his hands to the Lord. Then the thunder and hail ceased, and rain no longer poured down on the land. When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his officials.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Isn’t the wheat harvest today? I will call on the Lord and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the Lord’s sight by requesting a king for yourselves.” Samuel called on the Lord, and on that day the Lord sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.

Ezekiel 38:22

I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.

Deuteronomy 11:17

Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will close the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land the Lord is giving you.

1 Kings 8:35-36

When the skies are shut and there is no rain,
because they have sinned against You,
and they pray toward this place
and praise Your name,
and they turn from their sins
because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven
and forgive the sin of Your servants
and Your people Israel,
so that You may teach them the good way
they should walk in.
May You send rain on Your land
that You gave Your people for an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:26-27

When the skies are shut and there is no rain
because they have sinned against You,
and they pray toward this place
and praise Your name,
and they turn from their sins
because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven
and forgive the sin of Your servants
and Your people Israel,
so that You may teach them the good way
they should walk in.
May You send rain on Your land
that You gave Your people for an inheritance.

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!”

Isaiah 5:6

I will make it a wasteland.
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

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.

Zechariah 14:17-18

Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, rain will not fall on them. And if the people of Egypt will not go up and enter, then rain will not fall on them; this will be the plague the Lord inflicts on the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.

Revelation 11:6

These men have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the days of their prophecy. They also have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every plague whenever they want.

Isaiah 55:10-11

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat, so My word that comes from My mouth
will not return to Me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”

2 Samuel 23:4

is like the morning light when the sun rises
on a cloudless morning,
the glisten of rain on sprouting grass.”

Ezekiel 13:11-13

therefore, tell those who plaster it that it will fall. Torrential rain will come, and I will send hailstones plunging down, and a windstorm will be released. Now when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, ‘Where is the coat of whitewash that you put on it?’ “So this is what the Lord God says: I will release a windstorm in My wrath. Torrential rain will come in My anger, and hailstones will fall in destructive fury.

2 Samuel 22:12

He made darkness a canopy around Him,
a gathering of water and thick clouds.

Job 20:23

When he fills his stomach,
God will send His burning anger against him,
raining it down on him while he is eating.

Isaiah 28:2

Look, the Lord has a strong and mighty one—
like a devastating hail storm,
like a storm with strong flooding waters.
He will bring it across the land with His hand.

Matthew 7:27

The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

Matthew 7:25

The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.

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 29:23

They waited for me as for the rain
and opened their mouths as for spring showers.

Psalm 72:6

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

Proverbs 16:15

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

Genesis 9:14-16

Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and all the living creatures: water will never again become a flood to destroy every creature. The bow will be in the clouds, and I will look at it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures on earth.”

Ezekiel 1:28

The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

From Thematic Bible


Clouds » Small » A large amount » Rain

1 Kings 18:44-45

On the seventh time, he reported, "There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get [your chariot] ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you.' " In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in [his chariot] and went to Jezreel.

Meteorology » Storms » Rain

Isaiah 55:10

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Rain » Storms

Isaiah 55:10

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Rain » Spiritual showers

Psalm 72:6

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

Hosea 10:12

Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.

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.

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.

Ezekiel 34:26

I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season—showers of blessing.

Rain » Withheld as judgment

Deuteronomy 11:17

Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will close the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land the Lord is giving you.

1 Kings 8:35

When the skies are shut and there is no rain,
because they have sinned against You,
and they pray toward this place
and praise Your name,
and they turn from their sins
because You are afflicting them,

Deuteronomy 28:24

The Lord will turn the rain of your land into falling dust; it will descend on you from the sky until you are destroyed.

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.

2 Chronicles 7:13

If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people,

Rain » Frequently withheld on account of iniquity

Deuteronomy 11:17

Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will close the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land the Lord is giving you.

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.

Jeremiah 5:25

Your guilty acts have diverted these things from you.
Your sins have withheld My bounty from you,

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.

Rain » Promised in due season to the obedient

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.

Ezekiel 34:26-27

I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season-showers of blessing. The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.

Rain » Sent by God

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.’

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.

Jeremiah 14:22

Can any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Or can the skies alone give showers?
Are You not the Lord our God?
We therefore put our hope in You,
for You have done all these things.

Deuteronomy 11:13-14

"If you carefully obey My commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul, I will provide rain for your land in season, the early and late rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil.

Rain » Illustrative » Of spiritual blessings

Psalm 84:6

As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a source of springwater;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.

Ezekiel 34:26

I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season—showers of blessing.

Rain » Illustrative » (destructive,) of God's judgments

Ezekiel 38:22

I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.

Job 20:23

When he fills his stomach,
God will send His burning anger against him,
raining it down on him while he is eating.

Rain » Rarely falls in egypt

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

Zechariah 14:18

And if the people of Egypt will not go up and enter, then rain will not fall on them; this will be the plague the Lord inflicts on the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

Rain » The former, after harvest, to prepare for sowing

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.’

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.

Rain » Often destroyed houses

Ezekiel 13:13-15

"So this is what the Lord God says: I will release a windstorm in My wrath. Torrential rain will come in My anger, and hailstones [will fall] in destructive fury. I will tear down the wall you plastered with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Then you will know that I am the Lord. After I exhaust My wrath against the wall and against those who plaster it with whitewash, I will say to you: The wall is no more and neither are those who plastered it-

Matthew 7:27

The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

Rain » Often succeeded by heat and sunshine

Isaiah 18:4

For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,
like shimmering heat in sunshine,
like a rain cloud in harvest heat.

2 Samuel 23:4

is like the morning light when the sun rises
on a cloudless morning,
the glisten of rain on sprouting grass.”

Rain » The rainbow often appears during

Ezekiel 1:28

The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

Genesis 9:14

Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds,

Rain » Storm and tempest often with

Matthew 7:25

The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.

Matthew 7:27

The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » Time of the flood

Genesis 7:4

Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.”

Rain » The appearance of a cloud from the west indicated

1 Kings 18:44

On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”

Luke 12:54

He also said to the crowds:“When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does.

Rain » Often impeded travelling in the east

1 Kings 18:44

On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”

Rain » The latter, before harvest

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.

Joel 2:23

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.

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » Plague of, upon egypt

Exodus 9:18

Tomorrow at this time I will rain down the worst hail that has ever occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

Exodus 9:23

So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt.

Rain » The want of » Causes the earth to open

Jeremiah 14:4

The ground is cracked
since no rain has fallen on the land.
The farmers are ashamed;
they cover their heads.

Job 29:23

They waited for me as for the rain
and opened their mouths as for spring showers.

Rain » Prayer for

1 Kings 8:35-36

When the skies are shut and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and praise Your name, and they turn from their sins because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way they should walk in. May You send rain on Your land that You gave Your people for an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:26-27

When the skies are shut and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and praise Your name, and they turn from their sins because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way they should walk in. May You send rain on Your land that You gave Your people for an inheritance.

Rain » Withheld for three years and six months in the days of elijah

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!”

James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.

Rain » Designed for » Refreshing the earth

Psalm 72:6

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

Rain » David delivered by

Isaiah 28:21

For the Lord will rise up as He did at Mount Perazim.
He will rise in wrath, as at the Valley of Gibeon,
to do His work, His strange work,
and to perform His task, His disturbing task.

2 Samuel 5:17-21

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of David, but he heard about it and went down to the stronghold. So the Philistines came and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. Then David inquired of the Lord: "Should I go to war against the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The Lord replied to David, "Go, for I will certainly hand the Philistines over to you." read more.
So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated them there and said, "Like a bursting flood, the Lord has burst out against my enemies before me." Therefore, he named that place the Lord Bursts Out. The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.

Rain » Contingent upon obedience

Deuteronomy 11:13-14

"If you carefully obey My commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul, I will provide rain for your land in season, the early and late rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil.

Leviticus 26:3-4

"If you follow My statutes and faithfully observe My commands, 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.

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » After the captivity

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Ezra 10:13

But there are many people, and it is the rainy season. We don’t have the stamina to stay out in the open. This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for we have rebelled terribly in this matter.

Rain » Illustrative » Of Christ in the communication of his graces

Psalm 72:6

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

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.

Rain » Answer to prayer for, promised

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

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.

Rain » Forty days of, at the time of the great flood of noah

Genesis 7:4

Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.”

Genesis 7:17-24

The deluge continued 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth. The waters surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. Then the waters surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered. read more.
The mountains were covered as the waters surged [above them] more than 20 feet. All flesh perished-creatures that crawl on the earth, birds, livestock, wildlife, and all creatures that swarm on the earth, as well as all mankind. Everything with the breath of the spirit of life in its nostrils-everything on dry land died. He wiped out every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark. And the waters surged on the earth 150 days.

Genesis 7:10-12

Seven days later the waters of the deluge came on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the sources of the watery depths burst open, the floodgates of the sky were opened, and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights.

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » During wheat harvest in the days of samuel

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Isn't the wheat harvest today? I will call on the Lord and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the Lord's sight by requesting a king for yourselves." Samuel called on the Lord, and on that day the Lord sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.

Rain » Canaan abundantly supplied with

Deuteronomy 11:11

But the land you are entering to possess is a land of mountains and valleys, watered by rain from the sky.

Rain » Illustrative » Of the doctrine of faithful ministers

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.

Rain » The plague of, upon egypt

Exodus 9:22-26

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven and let there be hail throughout the land of Egypt-on man and beast and every plant of the field in the land of Egypt." So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. read more.
Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field. The only place it didn't hail was in the land of Goshen where the Israelites were.

Exodus 9:33-34

Moses went out from Pharaoh and the city, and extended his hands to the Lord. Then the thunder and hail ceased, and rain no longer poured down on the land. When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his officials.

Rain » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Isaiah 55:10-11

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven, and do not return there without saturating the earth, and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it [to do]."

Rain » The want of » Removed by prayer

1 Kings 8:35-36

When the skies are shut and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and praise Your name, and they turn from their sins because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way they should walk in. May You send rain on Your land that You gave Your people for an inheritance.

Rain » The want of » Occasions famine

1 Kings 18:1-2

After a long time, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year: "Go and present yourself to Ahab. I will send rain on the surface of the land." So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.

Rain » Impotence of idols exhibited in not being able to give

Jeremiah 14:22

Can any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Or can the skies alone give showers?
Are You not the Lord our God?
We therefore put our hope in You,
for You have done all these things.

Rain » The north wind drives away

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » After long drought in ahab's reign

1 Kings 18:45

In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in his chariot and went to Jezreel.

Rain » Illustrative » (destructive,) of a poor man oppressing the poor

Proverbs 28:3

A destitute leader who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

Rain » Divided into » Overflowing

Ezekiel 38:22

I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.

Rain » Divided into » Sweeping

Proverbs 28:3

A destitute leader who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

Rain » God » Should be feared on account of

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.’

Rain » God » Should be praised for

Psalm 147:7-8

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God, who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.

Rain » Unusual in harvest time

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,
honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Rain » Miraculously caused » By elijah

1 Kings 18:41-45

Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a rainstorm." So Ahab went to eat and drink, but Elijah went up to the summit of Carmel. He bowed down to the ground and put his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, "Go up and look toward the sea." So he went up, looked, and said, "There's nothing." Seven times Elijah said, "Go back." read more.
On the seventh time, he reported, "There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get [your chariot] ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you.' " In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in [his chariot] and went to Jezreel.

Rain » Miraculously caused » By samuel

1 Samuel 12:16-19

"Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes. Isn't the wheat harvest today? I will call on the Lord and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the Lord's sight by requesting a king for yourselves." Samuel called on the Lord, and on that day the Lord sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. read more.
They pleaded with Samuel, "Pray to the Lord your God for your servants, so we won't die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of requesting a king for ourselves."

Rain » The want of » Dries up springs and fountains

1 Kings 17:7

After a while, the wadi dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

Rain » God » Exhibits greatness in giving

Job 36:26-27

Look, God is exalted beyond our knowledge; the number of His years cannot be counted. For He makes waterdrops evaporate; they distill the rain into its mist,

Rain » God » Sends upon the evil and good

Rain » Occasioned by the condensing of the clouds

Job 36:27-28

For He makes waterdrops evaporate; they distill the rain into its mist, which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.

Rain » Illustrative » Of righteousness

Hosea 10:12

Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.

Rain » Designed for » Replenishing the springs and fountains of the earth

Psalm 104:8

mountains rose and valleys sank
to the place You established for them.

Rain » Designed for » Making fruitful the earth

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Rain » God » Prepares

Rain » Rainy season in palestine is in the ninth month, corresponding to december

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Ezra 10:13

But there are many people, and it is the rainy season. We don’t have the stamina to stay out in the open. This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for we have rebelled terribly in this matter.

Rain » Withheld, in answer to prayer

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land. Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.

Rain » Not sent upon the earth immediately after creation

Genesis 2:5

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Rain » Thunder and lightning often with

Psalm 135:7

He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Rain » Divided into » Plentiful

Rain » God » Exhibits goodness in giving

Rain » Divided into » Great

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Rain » God » Causes, to come down

Joel 2:23

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.

Rain » God » Made a decree for

Job 28:26

when He established a limit for the rain
and a path for the lightning,

Rain » The earth will never again be destroyed by

Genesis 9:8-17

Then God said to Noah and his sons with him, "Understand that I am confirming My covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you-birds, livestock, and all wildlife of the earth that are with you-all the animals of the earth that came out of the ark. read more.
I confirm My covenant with you that never again will all flesh be wiped out by the waters of a deluge; there will never again be a deluge to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all future generations: I have placed My bow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh: water will never again become a deluge to destroy all flesh. The bow will be in the clouds, and I will look at it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh on earth." God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant that I have confirmed between Me and all flesh on earth."

Rain » Divided into » Small

Rain » God » Gives

Rain » North wind unfavorable to

Rain » Figurative

Psalm 72:6

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

Storms » Rain

Isaiah 55:10

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,

Ezra 10:9

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered in Jerusalem within the three days. On the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people sat in the square at the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Topics on Rain

God Sending Rain

5;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.

Lack Of Rain

23;5;6

I will make it a wasteland.
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

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