Job 37:6
New International Version
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

New Living Translation
“He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.

English Standard Version
For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.

Berean Study Bible
For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the gentle rain, ‘Pour out a mighty downpour.’

New American Standard Bible
"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'

King James Bible
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

Christian Standard Bible
For he says to the snow, "Fall to the earth," and the torrential rains, his mighty torrential rains,

Contemporary English Version
Snow and heavy rainstorms

Good News Translation
He commands snow to fall on the earth, and sends torrents of drenching rain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He says to the snow, "Fall to the earth," and the torrential rains, His mighty torrential rains,

International Standard Version
For he says to the snow, 'Fall to the earth.' He tells the rain, 'Pour down,' then it rains profusely.

NET Bible
For to the snow he says, 'Fall to earth,' and to the torrential rains, 'Pour down.'

New Heart English Bible
For he says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth;' likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He says to the snow, 'Fall to the ground,' and to the pouring rain, 'Rain harder!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He saith to the snow: 'Fall thou on the earth'; Likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of His mighty rain.

New American Standard 1977
“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; rain after rain, and rain after rain in his strength.

King James 2000 Bible
For he says to the snow, Be on the earth; likewise to the gentle rain, and to the heavy rain of his strength.

American King James Version
For he said to the snow, Be you on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

American Standard Version
For he saith to the snow, Fall thou on the earth; Likewise to the shower of rain, And to the showers of his mighty rain.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
commanding the snow, Be thou upon the earth, and the stormy rain, and the storm of the showers of his might.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He commandeth the snow to go down upon the earth, and the winter rain, and the shower of his strength.

Darby Bible Translation
For he saith to the snow, Fall on the earth! and to the pouring rain, even the pouring rains of his might.

English Revised Version
For he saith to the snow, Fall thou on the earth; likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

World English Bible
For he says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth;' likewise to the shower of rain, and to the showers of his mighty rain.

Young's Literal Translation
For to snow He saith, 'Be on the earth.' And the small rain and great rain of His power.
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
5God thunders wondrously with His voice; He does great things we cannot comprehend. 6For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the gentle rain, ‘Pour out a mighty downpour.’ 7He seals up the hand of every man, so that all men may know His work.…
Cross References
Job 5:10
He gives rain to the earth and sends water upon the fields.

Job 28:26
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 36:27
For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,

Job 38:22
Have you entered the storehouses of snow or observed the storehouses of hail,

Psalm 147:16
He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;

Treasury of Scripture

For he said to the snow, Be you on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

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Job 38:22
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Psalm 147:16-18
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes…

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

likewise to the small, etc.

Job 36:27
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

great

Genesis 7:10-12
And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth…

Ezra 10:9,13
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain…

Proverbs 28:3
A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

He says
יֹאמַ֗ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the snow,
לַשֶּׁ֨לַג ׀‪‬ (laš·še·laḡ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7950: Snow

‘Fall
הֱוֵ֫א (hĕ·wê)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1933: To fall

[on] the earth,’
אָ֥רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and to the gentle rain,
וְגֶ֥שֶׁם (wə·ḡe·šem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1653: Rain, shower

‘Pour out
וְ֝גֶ֗שֶׁם (wə·ḡe·šem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1653: Rain, shower

a mighty
עֻזּֽוֹ׃ (‘uz·zōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: Strength, might

downpour.’
מִטְר֥וֹת (miṭ·rō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain
(6) For he saith to the snow.--All the operations of nature obey the behest of God--the snow, the gentle showers, the drenching downpour. By means of these He sealeth up the hand of every man, obstructing and impeding their works and movements, so that all the men whom He has made may know it or know Him. This is the plain meaning, which the Authorised Version gives somewhat less clearly. Men may learn from these things that they and their works are under the control of God. They are not the entirely free agents they suppose.

Verse 6. - For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth. The phenomenon of snow is always full of marvel to an Oriental. It comes before him so seldom; it is in itself so strange; it involves things so inexplicable as the sudden solidification of a liquid, crystallization, a marked expansion of bulk, and the sudden assumption by what was colourless of a definite and dazzling colour. In Arabia and the countries bordering on Palestine snow very seldom falls; but in Palestine itself the mountain ranges of Lebanon and Hermon are never without it; and in the region occupied by Job and his friends then is reason to believe that ice and snow were not altogether infrequent (see Job 6:16, and the comment ad loc). Likewise to the small rain; or, to the light shower of rain - "the spring rain," as the Chaldee paraphrast explains it. And to the great rain of his strength; or, "the heavy winter rain," according to the same authority. "The former and the latter rain" - the rain of winter, and the rain of spring - are often mentioned by the sacred writers (see Deuteronomy 11:14; Jeremiah 5:24; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:1; James 5:7). God gave both, ordinarily, in due course. 37:1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.
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