Job 38:27
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New International Version
to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?

New Living Translation
Who sends rain to satisfy the parched ground and make the tender grass spring up?

English Standard Version
to satisfy the waste and desolate land, and to make the ground sprout with grass?

New American Standard Bible
To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

King James Bible
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to satisfy the parched wasteland and cause the grass to sprout?

International Standard Version
to satisfy a desolate and devastated desert, causing it to sprout vegetation?

NET Bible
to satisfy a devastated and desolate land, and to cause it to sprout with vegetation?

New Heart English Bible
to satisfy the waste and desolate ground, to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to saturate the desolate wasteland in order to make it sprout with grass?

JPS Tanakh 1917
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

New American Standard 1977
To satisfy the waste and desolate land,
            And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

Jubilee Bible 2000
to satisfy the desolate and waste ground and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

King James 2000 Bible
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender grass to spring forth?

American King James Version
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

American Standard Version
To satisfy the waste and desolate ground , And to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
That it should fill the desert and desolate land, and should bring forth green grass?

Darby Bible Translation
To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground], and to cause the sprout of the grass to spring forth?

English Revised Version
To satisfy the waste and desolate ground; and to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Webster's Bible Translation
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

World English Bible
to satisfy the waste and desolate ground, to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Young's Literal Translation
To satisfy a desolate and waste place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
26To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it, 27To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout? 28"Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?…
Cross References
Job 37:13
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.

Psalm 65:12
The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

Psalm 104:13
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

Psalm 104:14
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

Psalm 107:35
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water;

Psalm 147:8
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
Treasury of Scripture

To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Verse 27. - To satisfy the desolate and waste ground. Parched ground seems to cry aloud for water, and so to make a piteous appeal to Heaven. Perhaps rain is not wholly wasted, even on the bare sands of the Sahara, or the rugged rocks of Tierra del Fuego. It may have uses which are beyond our cognizance. And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth. Where the rain produces herbage, it is certainly of use, for wherever there is herbage there are always insects, whose enjoyment of life has every appearance of being intense. To satisfy the desolate and waste ground,.... Which is exceeding desolate, and therefore two such words are used to express it; which is so dry and thirsty that it is one of the four things that say not it is enough, Proverbs 30:16; and yet God can and does give it rain to its full satisfaction, Psalm 104:13; so the Lord satisfies souls, comparable to dry and thirsty ground, by his word and ordinances, with the goodness and fatness of his house; see Psalm 63:1;

and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? grass for the cattle, and herb for the service of men, Psalm 104:14; of like use is the word in a spiritual sense for the budding and increase of the graces of the Spirit in the Lord's people; see Deuteronomy 32:2. 27. As though the desolate ground thirsted for God's showers. Personification. The beauty imparted to the uninhabited desert pleases God, for whom primarily all things exist, and He has ulterior designs in it.38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
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