Genesis 9:14
New International Version
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,

New Living Translation
When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds,

English Standard Version
When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,

Berean Study Bible
Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

New King James Version
It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;

New American Standard Bible
It shall come about, when I make a cloud appear over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

NASB 1995
“It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,

NASB 1977
“And it shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

Amplified Bible
It shall come about, when I bring clouds over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the clouds,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds,

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it will be, when I bring out a cloud over the Earth, and the bow will be seen in the clouds:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall be when I gather clouds upon the earth, that my bow shall be seen in the cloud.

Contemporary English Version
When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I shall cover the sky with clouds, my bow shall appear in the clouds:

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

Good News Translation
Whenever I cover the sky with clouds and the rainbow appears,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whenever I form clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in the clouds.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass, when I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the cloud,

Literal Standard Version
and it has come to pass (in My sending a cloud over the earth) that the bow has been seen in the cloud,

NET Bible
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,

New Heart English Bible
It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

World English Bible
It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass (in My sending a cloud over the earth) that the bow hath been seen in the cloud,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant of the Rainbow
13I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.…

Cross References
Genesis 9:13
I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.

Genesis 9:15
I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.


Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:









Verse 14. - And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth. Literally, in my clouding a cloud, i.e. gathering clouds, which naturally signify store of rain (1 Kings 18:44, 45). Clouds are often used to denote afflictions and dangers (cf. Ezekiel 30:3, 18; Ezekiel 32:7; Ezekiel 34:12; Joel 2:2). That the bow shall be seen in the cloud. Literally, and the bow is seen, which it always is when the sun's rays fall upon it, if the spectator's back is towards the light, and his face towards the cloud. Thus at the moment when danger seems to threaten most, the many-colored arch arrests the gaze.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Whenever I form
בְּעַֽנְנִ֥י (bə·‘an·nî)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6049: To act covertly, practise magic

clouds
עָנָ֖ן (‘ā·nān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and the rainbow
הַקֶּ֖שֶׁת (haq·qe·šeṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

appears
וְנִרְאֲתָ֥ה (wə·nir·’ă·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

in the clouds,
בֶּעָנָֽן׃ (be·‘ā·nān)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud


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