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Isaiah 45:8

Trickle, O heavens, from above, and let clouds trickle [with] righteousness; let [the] earth open so that salvation may be fruitful, and let it cause righteousness to sprout along with it. I myself, Yahweh, have created it.

Matthew 7:24-27

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not collapse, because its foundation was laid on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. read more.
And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great."

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took the sackcloth, and she spread it for herself on the rock at the beginning of the harvest until water gushed forth on them from heaven, but she did not allow the birds of heaven to rest on them by day nor the animals of the field by night.

1 Kings 18:41

Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for [there is] the sound of the noise of rain."

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Deuteronomy 11:14

then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Lack Of Rain

Isaiah 5:6

And I will make it a wasteland; it shall not be pruned and hoed, and it shall be overgrown [with] briers and thornbushes. And concerning the clouds, I will command {them not to send} rain down upon it.

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Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Isaiah 4:6

and it will be a shelter for shade from [the] heat by day, and a refuge and a hiding place from rainstorm and from rain.

Luke 12:54

And he also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming up in the west, you say at once, 'A rainstorm is coming,' and so it happens.

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that drinks the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth vegetation usable to those [people] {for whose sake} [it is] also cultivated, shares a blessing from God.

Acts 28:2

And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold.

Genesis 2:5

{before any plant of the field was} on earth, and [before] {any plant of the field} had sprung up, because Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no human being to cultivate the ground,

Jeremiah 51:16

At the giving of his voice [there is] a roar of waters in the heavens, and he causes [the] patches of mist to go up from [the] end of [the] earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings out [the] wind from his storehouses.

1 Kings 18:1

It happened many days [later] that the word of Yahweh came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, present yourself to Ahab so that I may give rain on the surface of the earth."

Job 5:10

the one who is giving rain on [the] {surface of} [the] earth and is sending water on [the] {surface of} [the] fields,

Job 28:26

{when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt,

Job 37:6

For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}--

Job 38:25

"Who has cut open a channel for the torrents and a way for [the] {thunder bolts},

Psalm 68:8

[the] earth shook; [the] heavens also dripped [rain] at the presence of God who [was] at Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Psalm 135:7

[He] causes clouds to rise from the edge of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain; [he] brings out [the] wind from his storehouses.

Jeremiah 10:13

{When he utters his voice} [there is] a noise of water in the heavens, and he causes [the] mist to rise from [the] ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he causes [the] wind to go out from his storehouses.

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there [any] among the idols of the nation [who] cause rain to pour? Or can the heavens give showers? [Is] it not you, Yahweh our God? Therefore, we hope in you, for you do all these [things].

Deuteronomy 28:12

Yahweh shall open for you his {rich} storehouse, [even] the heavens, to give the rain for your land in its time and to bless all of the work of your hand, and you will lend to many nations; you will not borrow [from them].

Leviticus 26:4

then I will give you rains in their time, and the land shall give its produce, and the trees of the field shall give their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:14

then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Zechariah 10:1

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.

Genesis 7:4

For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground."

Exodus 9:33-34

And Moses went from Pharaoh out of the city, and he spread his hands to Yahweh, and the thunder and the hail stopped, and rain did not pour [on the] earth. And Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder stopped, and {he again sinned} and made his heart {insensitive}, he and his servants.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

[Is] the wheat harvest not today? I will call out to Yahweh so that he still sends thunder and rain, so that you will know and will see that your wickedness [is] great that you have done in the eyes of Yahweh by asking for a king for yourselves." So Samuel called out to Yahweh, and Yahweh brought thunder and rain that [same] day, so all the people feared Yahweh and Samuel greatly.

Ezekiel 38:22

And I will execute justice with him with a plague and with blood and {torrents of rain}, and hailstones; fire and sulfur I will cause to fall on him and on his troops and on many peoples who [are] with him.

Deuteronomy 11:17

And [then] {the anger of Yahweh will be kindled against you}, and he will shut up the heavens, and there shall not be rain, and [so] the ground will not give its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land that Yahweh [is] giving to you.

1 Kings 8:35-36

When you shut up the heavens so there is no rain because they have sinned against you, then they pray to this place and they confess your name and they return from their sin because you punished them, then you shall hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and your people Israel, for you will teach them the good way in which they should go, and you will give rain upon your land which you have given to your people as an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:26-27

"When the heavens are stopped up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you and they pray to this place and confess your name and turn back from their sin when you humble them, then may you yourself hear from the heavens and forgive the sin of your servants and your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain upon your land that you have given to your people as an inheritance.

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the Tishbite from Tishbe of Gilead said to Ahab, "{As Yahweh lives}, the God of Israel before whom I stand, there shall surely not be dew nor rain these years {except by my command}."

Isaiah 5:6

And I will make it a wasteland; it shall not be pruned and hoed, and it shall be overgrown [with] briers and thornbushes. And concerning the clouds, I will command {them not to send} rain down upon it.

Amos 4:7

"And I also withheld the rain from you when [there were] still three months to the harvest. And I would send rain on one city and send no rain on another city. One tract of land will be rained on, and [the] tract of land {on which it does not rain} will dry up.

Zechariah 14:17-18

{And then} whoever of the clans of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the king, Yahweh of hosts, it will not rain on them. And if the clan of Egypt will not go up and come in, on them will be that plague Yahweh inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

James 5:17

Elijah was a human being with the same nature as us, and {he prayed fervently} for [it] not to rain, and it did not rain on the land [for] three years and six months.

Revelation 11:6

These have the authority to shut the sky, so that {it does not rain} during the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over the waters, to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague as often as they wish.

Isaiah 55:10-11

For just as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and they do not return there except they have watered the earth thoroughly and cause it to bring forth and sprout, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall be my word that goes out from my mouth. It shall not return to me without success, but shall accomplish what I desire and be successful [in the thing for] which I sent it.

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Ezekiel 13:11-13

Say to [those] covering [it] [with] whitewash that it will fall; there will be {a torrent of rain}, and I will give stones of hail; they will fall! And a {windstorm} will burst forth! And look! [When] the wall falls, will it not be said to you, 'Where [is] the whitewash [with] which you covered [it]?' Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'And [so] I will let burst forth a {windstorm} in my rage, and {there will be a torrent of rain} in my anger, and hailstones in [my] rage {for complete destruction}.

2 Samuel 22:12

He put darkness [as] a canopy all around him, a collection of {thick rain clouds}.

Job 20:23

{When his stomach fills up}, [God] will send {his burning anger} upon him, and he will let [it] rain down upon him as his food.

Isaiah 28:2

Look! The Lord has mighty and strong [one], like a rainstorm of hail, a wind storm of destruction, like a rainstorm of mighty overflowing waters, he will put [them] to the earth with [his] hand.

Matthew 7:27

And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great."

Matthew 7:25

And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not collapse, because its foundation was laid on the rock.

Deuteronomy 32:2

May my teaching trickle like the dew, my words like rain showers on tender grass, and like spring showers on new growth.

Job 29:23

And they waited for me as [for] the rain, and they opened their mouth wide [as] for [the] spring rain.

Proverbs 16:15

In the light of the face of the king [there is] life, and his favor [is] like a cloud of spring rain.

Proverbs 25:14

[Like] clouds and wind when there is no rain, [so too is] a man who boasts in a gift of deception.

Genesis 9:14-16

And when I make clouds appear over the earth the bow shall be seen in the clouds. Then I will remember my covenant that [is] between me and you, and between every living creature, with all flesh. And the waters of a flood will never again {cause the destruction} of all flesh. The bow shall be in the clouds, and I will see it, so as to remember [the] everlasting covenant between God and between every living creature, with all flesh that [is] upon the earth."

Ezekiel 1:28

Like the appearance of a bow that is in the cloud on {a rainy day}, such [was] the radiance around it; [thus was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. And I saw, and I fell on my face, and I heard a voice speaking.

Revelation 4:3

And the one seated [was] similar in appearance to jasper and carnelian stone, and a rainbow [was] around the throne similar in appearance to emerald.

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Clouds » Small » A large amount » Rain

1 Kings 18:44-45

It happened that at the seventh time, he said, "Look, there is a small cloud, as [the] hand of a man, coming up from the sea." Then [Elijah] said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Harness [your horses] and go down, lest the rain stop you.'" {In no time} the heavens grew black [with] clouds and wind, and there was heavy rain. Ahab rode and he went to Jezreel,

Meteorology » Storms » Rain

Isaiah 55:10

For just as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and they do not return there except they have watered the earth thoroughly and cause it to bring forth and sprout, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Acts 28:2

And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold.

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Genesis 7:12

And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Rain » Storms

Isaiah 55:10

For just as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and they do not return there except they have watered the earth thoroughly and cause it to bring forth and sprout, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Acts 28:2

And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold.

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Genesis 7:12

And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Rain » Spiritual showers

Hosea 10:12

Sow for yourselves righteousness; {reap loyal love}. Break up for yourself fallow ground; [it is] time to seek Yahweh so he will come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us press on to know Yahweh; his rising [is] sure like [the] dawn. He will come like the showers to us, like [the] spring rain that waters [the] earth.

Deuteronomy 32:2

May my teaching trickle like the dew, my words like rain showers on tender grass, and like spring showers on new growth.

Ezekiel 34:26

And I will make them and [the area] all around my hill a blessing, and I will let the rain go down {at its appointed time}; they will be rains of blessing.

Rain » Withheld as judgment

Deuteronomy 11:17

And [then] {the anger of Yahweh will be kindled against you}, and he will shut up the heavens, and there shall not be rain, and [so] the ground will not give its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land that Yahweh [is] giving to you.

1 Kings 8:35

When you shut up the heavens so there is no rain because they have sinned against you, then they pray to this place and they confess your name and they return from their sin because you punished them,

Deuteronomy 28:24

Yahweh will change the rain of your land [to] fine dust and [to] sand; from the heaven it shall come down upon you {until you are destroyed}.

Amos 4:7

"And I also withheld the rain from you when [there were] still three months to the harvest. And I would send rain on one city and send no rain on another city. One tract of land will be rained on, and [the] tract of land {on which it does not rain} will dry up.

2 Chronicles 7:13

When I hold back the heavens so that there is not rain, and when I command the locust to devour the earth, and if I send disease among my people,

Rain » Frequently withheld on account of iniquity

Deuteronomy 11:17

And [then] {the anger of Yahweh will be kindled against you}, and he will shut up the heavens, and there shall not be rain, and [so] the ground will not give its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land that Yahweh [is] giving to you.

Amos 4:7

"And I also withheld the rain from you when [there were] still three months to the harvest. And I would send rain on one city and send no rain on another city. One tract of land will be rained on, and [the] tract of land {on which it does not rain} will dry up.

Jeremiah 5:25

Your iniquities have disturbed these, and your sins have kept away the good from you.

Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore rain showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come. Yet {you have} [the] forehead of a woman prostitute, you refuse to be ashamed.

Rain » Promised in due season to the obedient

Leviticus 26:4

then I will give you rains in their time, and the land shall give its produce, and the trees of the field shall give their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:14

then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Ezekiel 34:26-27

And I will make them and [the area] all around my hill a blessing, and I will let the rain go down {at its appointed time}; they will be rains of blessing. And the tree of the field will give its fruit, and the land will give its produce, and they will be on their land {safely}, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh when I break their yoke, and I will deliver them from the hand of the ones enslaving them.

Rain » Sent by God

Jeremiah 5:24

And they do not say in their hearts, 'Let us fear please Yahweh our God, the [one who] gives [the] autumn rain and [the] spring rain in its season, {the set times of the harvest} he keeps for us.'

Job 37:6

For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}--

Isaiah 30:23

And he will give rain for your seed [with] which you sow the ground, and grain, the produce of the ground, and it will be rich and {fertile}. On that day, your cattle will graze [in] broad pastures;

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there [any] among the idols of the nation [who] cause rain to pour? Or can the heavens give showers? [Is] it not you, Yahweh our God? Therefore, we hope in you, for you do all these [things].

Deuteronomy 11:13-14

"And it will happen [that] if you listen carefully to my commandments that I [am] commanding you {today}, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all [of] your heart and with all [of] your soul, then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Rain » Illustrative » Of spiritual blessings

Psalm 84:6

Passing through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring. The early rain covers [it with] blessings as well.

Ezekiel 34:26

And I will make them and [the area] all around my hill a blessing, and I will let the rain go down {at its appointed time}; they will be rains of blessing.

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

Psalm 11:6

He will rain coals on [the] wicked. Burning sulfur and scorching wind [will be] the portion of their cup.

Ezekiel 38:22

And I will execute justice with him with a plague and with blood and {torrents of rain}, and hailstones; fire and sulfur I will cause to fall on him and on his troops and on many peoples who [are] with him.

Job 20:23

{When his stomach fills up}, [God] will send {his burning anger} upon him, and he will let [it] rain down upon him as his food.

Rain » Rarely falls in egypt

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the fact is [that] the land {that you are about to go into} to take possession of it [is] not like the land of Egypt, [from] which you have {come out of}, where you sow your seed and you give water by [your] foot, {as in a vegetable garden}.

Zechariah 14:18

And if the clan of Egypt will not go up and come in, on them will be that plague Yahweh inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

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

Jeremiah 5:24

And they do not say in their hearts, 'Let us fear please Yahweh our God, the [one who] gives [the] autumn rain and [the] spring rain in its season, {the set times of the harvest} he keeps for us.'

Deuteronomy 11:14

then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Rain » Often destroyed houses

Ezekiel 13:13-15

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'And [so] I will let burst forth a {windstorm} in my rage, and {there will be a torrent of rain} in my anger, and hailstones in [my] rage {for complete destruction}. And I will break down the wall that you covered [with] whitewash, and I will knock it to the ground, and its foundation will be revealed, and it will fall, and you will come to an end in the midst of it, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh! And I will fully vent my rage against the wall and against those covering it [with] whitewash, and I will say to you, "{The wall is no more}, and {the people covering it are no more},

Matthew 7:27

And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great."

Rain » Often succeeded by heat and sunshine

Isaiah 18:4

For Yahweh said this to me: "I will be quiet, and I will look from my dwelling place like {clear heat because of light}, like a cloud of dew in [the] heat of harvest."

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Rain » The rainbow often appears during

Ezekiel 1:28

Like the appearance of a bow that is in the cloud on {a rainy day}, such [was] the radiance around it; [thus was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. And I saw, and I fell on my face, and I heard a voice speaking.

Genesis 9:14

And when I make clouds appear over the earth the bow shall be seen in the clouds.

Rain » Storm and tempest often with

Matthew 7:25

And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not collapse, because its foundation was laid on the rock.

Matthew 7:27

And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great."

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » Time of the flood

Genesis 7:4

For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground."

Genesis 7:12

And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Rain » The appearance of a cloud from the west indicated

1 Kings 18:44

It happened that at the seventh time, he said, "Look, there is a small cloud, as [the] hand of a man, coming up from the sea." Then [Elijah] said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Harness [your horses] and go down, lest the rain stop you.'"

Luke 12:54

And he also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming up in the west, you say at once, 'A rainstorm is coming,' and so it happens.

Rain » Often impeded travelling in the east

1 Kings 18:44

It happened that at the seventh time, he said, "Look, there is a small cloud, as [the] hand of a man, coming up from the sea." Then [Elijah] said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Harness [your horses] and go down, lest the rain stop you.'"

Isaiah 4:6

and it will be a shelter for shade from [the] heat by day, and a refuge and a hiding place from rainstorm and from rain.

Rain » The latter, before harvest

Zechariah 10:1

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.

Joel 2:23

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.

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » Plague of, upon egypt

Exodus 9:18

Look, about [this] time tomorrow, I [am] going to cause very severe hail to rain, the like of which has not been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

Exodus 9:23

And Moses stretched out his staff to the heavens, and Yahweh gave thunder and hail, and fire went [to the] earth, and Yahweh caused hail to rain on the land of Egypt.

Rain » The want of » Causes the earth to open

Jeremiah 14:4

Because of the ground, [which] is cracked because there was no rain on the ground. [The] farmers are ashamed, they cover their heads.

Job 29:23

And they waited for me as [for] the rain, and they opened their mouth wide [as] for [the] spring rain.

Rain » Prayer for

1 Kings 8:35-36

When you shut up the heavens so there is no rain because they have sinned against you, then they pray to this place and they confess your name and they return from their sin because you punished them, then you shall hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and your people Israel, for you will teach them the good way in which they should go, and you will give rain upon your land which you have given to your people as an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:26-27

"When the heavens are stopped up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you and they pray to this place and confess your name and turn back from their sin when you humble them, then may you yourself hear from the heavens and forgive the sin of your servants and your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain upon your land that you have given to your people as an inheritance.

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

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the Tishbite from Tishbe of Gilead said to Ahab, "{As Yahweh lives}, the God of Israel before whom I stand, there shall surely not be dew nor rain these years {except by my command}."

James 5:17

Elijah was a human being with the same nature as us, and {he prayed fervently} for [it] not to rain, and it did not rain on the land [for] three years and six months.

Rain » Designed for » Refreshing the earth

Rain » David delivered by

Isaiah 28:21

For Yahweh will rise up as [at] Mount Perazim; he will rave as [in the] valley at Gibeon to do his deed--his deed [is] strange-- and to work his work--his work [is] alien!

2 Samuel 5:17-21

When [the] Philistines heard that they had anointed David as king over Israel, all [the] Philistines went up to seek David, but David heard and went down to the stronghold. Now [the] Philistines had come, and they spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of Yahweh, saying, "Shall I go up to the Philistines? Will you give them into my hands?" Yahweh said to David, "Go up, for {I will certainly give} [the] Philistines into your hand." read more.
So David came to Baal Perazim and defeated them there; and David said, "Yahweh has burst through my enemies before me like the bursting of water." Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. They had left their idols there, so David and his men carried them away.

Rain » Contingent upon obedience

Deuteronomy 11:13-14

"And it will happen [that] if you listen carefully to my commandments that I [am] commanding you {today}, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all [of] your heart and with all [of] your soul, then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil.

Leviticus 26:3-4

" 'If you walk in my statutes and you keep my commands and you do them, then I will give you rains in their time, and the land shall give its produce, and the trees of the field shall give their fruit.

Rain » Instances of extraordinary » After the captivity

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Ezra 10:13

But the people are many, and it is the time of rain; we are unable to stand outside. The task is not for one day or two, for we greatly rebelled in this matter.

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

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us press on to know Yahweh; his rising [is] sure like [the] dawn. He will come like the showers to us, like [the] spring rain that waters [the] earth.

Rain » Answer to prayer for, promised

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

When I hold back the heavens so that there is not rain, and when I command the locust to devour the earth, and if I send disease among my people, [then if] my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and will pray and will seek my face and will turn from their evil ways, then I myself shall hear from the heavens and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

Zechariah 10:1

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.

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

Genesis 7:4

For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground."

Genesis 7:17-24

And the flood came forty days and forty nights upon the earth. And the waters increased, and lifted the ark, and it rose up from the earth. And the waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth. And the ark went upon the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed {overwhelmingly} upon the earth, and they covered all the high mountains which were under the entire heaven. read more.
{The waters swelled fifteen cubits above the mountains, covering them}. And every living thing that moved on the earth perished--the birds, and the domesticated animals, and the wild animals, and everything that swarmed on the earth, and all humankind. Everything in whose nostrils [was] {the breath of life}, among all that [was] on dry land, died. And he blotted out every living thing upon the surface of the ground, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah and those who [were] with him in the ark remained. And the waters prevailed over the earth one hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 7:10-12

And it happened [that] after seven days the waters of the flood came over the earth. In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

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

1 Samuel 12:17-18

[Is] the wheat harvest not today? I will call out to Yahweh so that he still sends thunder and rain, so that you will know and will see that your wickedness [is] great that you have done in the eyes of Yahweh by asking for a king for yourselves." So Samuel called out to Yahweh, and Yahweh brought thunder and rain that [same] day, so all the people feared Yahweh and Samuel greatly.

Rain » Canaan abundantly supplied with

Deuteronomy 11:11

But the land that you [are] about to cross into to take possession of it [is] a land of hills and valleys, [and] by the rain of the heaven it drinks water,

Rain » Illustrative » Of the doctrine of faithful ministers

Deuteronomy 32:2

May my teaching trickle like the dew, my words like rain showers on tender grass, and like spring showers on new growth.

Rain » The plague of, upon egypt

Exodus 9:22-26

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand to the heavens, and let there be hail in all the land of Egypt, on human and on animal and on all the vegetation of the field in the land of Egypt." And Moses stretched out his staff to the heavens, and Yahweh gave thunder and hail, and fire went [to the] earth, and Yahweh caused hail to rain on the land of Egypt. And there was hail, and fire [was] flashing back and forth in the midst of the very severe hail, the like of which was not in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. read more.
And the hail struck in all the land of Egypt all that [was] in the field, from human to animal, and the hail struck all the vegetation of the field and smashed every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the {Israelites} [were], there was no hail.

Exodus 9:33-34

And Moses went from Pharaoh out of the city, and he spread his hands to Yahweh, and the thunder and the hail stopped, and rain did not pour [on the] earth. And Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder stopped, and {he again sinned} and made his heart {insensitive}, he and his servants.

Rain » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Isaiah 55:10-11

For just as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and they do not return there except they have watered the earth thoroughly and cause it to bring forth and sprout, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall be my word that goes out from my mouth. It shall not return to me without success, but shall accomplish what I desire and be successful [in the thing for] which I sent it.

Rain » The want of » Removed by prayer

1 Kings 8:35-36

When you shut up the heavens so there is no rain because they have sinned against you, then they pray to this place and they confess your name and they return from their sin because you punished them, then you shall hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and your people Israel, for you will teach them the good way in which they should go, and you will give rain upon your land which you have given to your people as an inheritance.

Rain » The want of » Occasions famine

1 Kings 18:1-2

It happened many days [later] that the word of Yahweh came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, present yourself to Ahab so that I may give rain on the surface of the earth." So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. Now the famine [was] severe in Samaria.

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

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there [any] among the idols of the nation [who] cause rain to pour? Or can the heavens give showers? [Is] it not you, Yahweh our God? Therefore, we hope in you, for you do 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 no time} the heavens grew black [with] clouds and wind, and there was heavy rain. Ahab rode and he went to Jezreel,

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

Proverbs 28:3

A man [who is] poor and oppresses the impoverished [is] a beating rain {that leaves} no food.

Rain » Divided into » Overflowing

Ezekiel 38:22

And I will execute justice with him with a plague and with blood and {torrents of rain}, and hailstones; fire and sulfur I will cause to fall on him and on his troops and on many peoples who [are] with him.

Rain » Divided into » Sweeping

Proverbs 28:3

A man [who is] poor and oppresses the impoverished [is] a beating rain {that leaves} no food.

Rain » God » Should be feared on account of

Jeremiah 5:24

And they do not say in their hearts, 'Let us fear please Yahweh our God, the [one who] gives [the] autumn rain and [the] spring rain in its season, {the set times of the harvest} he keeps for us.'

Rain » God » Should be praised for

Psalm 147:7-8

Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving; sing praises to our God with lyre, who covers [the] heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who causes grass to grow on the mountains.

Rain » Unusual in harvest time

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in the summer and like rain at the harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Rain » Miraculously caused » By elijah

1 Kings 18:41-45

Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for [there is] the sound of the noise of rain." So Ahab went up to eat and to drink while Elijah went to the top of Carmel, bent down to the earth, and put his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, "Please go [and] look in the direction of [the] sea." So he went up and looked; then he said, "There is nothing." Then he said, "Go back," seven times. read more.
It happened that at the seventh time, he said, "Look, there is a small cloud, as [the] hand of a man, coming up from the sea." Then [Elijah] said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Harness [your horses] and go down, lest the rain stop you.'" {In no time} the heavens grew black [with] clouds and wind, and there was heavy rain. Ahab rode and he went to Jezreel,

Rain » Miraculously caused » By samuel

1 Samuel 12:16-19

So then take your stand again and see this great thing that Yahweh [is going to] do before your eyes. [Is] the wheat harvest not today? I will call out to Yahweh so that he still sends thunder and rain, so that you will know and will see that your wickedness [is] great that you have done in the eyes of Yahweh by asking for a king for yourselves." So Samuel called out to Yahweh, and Yahweh brought thunder and rain that [same] day, so all the people feared Yahweh and Samuel greatly. read more.
Then all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God so that we will not die, because we have added to all our sins by requesting a king for ourselves."

Rain » The want of » Dries up springs and fountains

1 Kings 17:7

It happened {after a while} that the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

Rain » God » Exhibits greatness in giving

Job 36:26-27

"Look, God [is] exalted, and we do not know [him]; the number of his years is unsearchable. Indeed, he draws up [the] drops of water; he distills [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

Indeed, he draws up [the] drops of water; he distills [the] rain into its mist, which [the] clouds pour down; they shower abundantly on human beings.

Rain » Illustrative » Of righteousness

Hosea 10:12

Sow for yourselves righteousness; {reap loyal love}. Break up for yourself fallow ground; [it is] time to seek Yahweh so he will come and rain righteousness upon you.

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

Psalm 104:8

They ascended [the] mountains [and] drained though the valleys to [the] place that you established for them.

Rain » Designed for » Making fruitful the earth

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that drinks the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth vegetation usable to those [people] {for whose sake} [it is] also cultivated, shares a blessing from God.

Rain » God » Prepares

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

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Ezra 10:13

But the people are many, and it is the time of rain; we are unable to stand outside. The task is not for one day or two, for we greatly rebelled in this matter.

Rain » Withheld, in answer to prayer

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a human being with the same nature as us, and {he prayed fervently} for [it] not to rain, and it did not rain on the land [for] three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.

Rain » Not sent upon the earth immediately after creation

Genesis 2:5

{before any plant of the field was} on earth, and [before] {any plant of the field} had sprung up, because Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no human being to cultivate the ground,

Rain » Thunder and lightning often with

Psalm 135:7

[He] causes clouds to rise from the edge of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain; [he] brings out [the] wind from his storehouses.

Rain » Divided into » Plentiful

Rain » God » Exhibits goodness in giving

Rain » Divided into » Great

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Rain » God » Causes, to come down

Joel 2:23

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.

Rain » God » Made a decree for

Job 28:26

{when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt,

Rain » The earth will never again be destroyed by

Genesis 9:8-17

And God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "As for me, behold, I am establishing my covenant with you and with your seed after you, and with every living creature that [is] with you--the birds, the animals, and every animal of the earth with you, from all [that] came out of the ark to all the animals of the earth. read more.
I am establishing my covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, nor will there ever be a flood that destroys the earth." And God said, "This [is] the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you, and between every living creature that [is] with you for future generations. My bow I have set in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of [the] covenant between me and between the earth. And when I make clouds appear over the earth the bow shall be seen in the clouds. Then I will remember my covenant that [is] between me and you, and between every living creature, with all flesh. And the waters of a flood will never again {cause the destruction} of all flesh. The bow shall be in the clouds, and I will see it, so as to remember [the] everlasting covenant between God and between every living creature, with all flesh that [is] upon the earth." And God said to Noah, "This [is] the sign of the covenant which I am establishing between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.

Rain » Divided into » Small

Job 37:6

For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}--

Rain » God » Gives

Job 5:10

the one who is giving rain on [the] {surface of} [the] earth and is sending water on [the] {surface of} [the] fields,

Rain » North wind unfavorable to

Rain » Figurative

Storms » Rain

Isaiah 55:10

For just as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and they do not return there except they have watered the earth thoroughly and cause it to bring forth and sprout, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Acts 28:2

And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold.

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month. All the people sat in the public square of the house of God trembling because of this matter and from the rains.

Genesis 7:12

And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.