Job 38:27
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?

Berean Study Bible
to satisfy the parched wasteland and make it sprout with tender grass?

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

New King James Version
To satisfy the desolate waste, And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?

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

NASB 1995
To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

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

Amplified Bible
To satisfy the barren and desolate ground And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To satisfy every tangle of thorns and to make the procession of spring, spring up

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and cause it to send forth a crop of green herbs?

Contemporary English Version
Rain that changes barren land to meadows green with grass.

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

Good News Translation
Who waters the dry and thirsty land, so that grass springs up?

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

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

Literal Standard Version
To satisfy a desolate and ruined place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass?

New American Bible
To drench the desolate wasteland till the desert blooms with verdure?

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

New Revised Standard Version
to satisfy the waste and desolate land, and to make the ground put forth grass?

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
26to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives, 27to satisfy the parched wasteland and make it sprout with tender grass? 28Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?…

Cross References
Job 37:13
Whether for punishment or for His land, He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.

Psalm 65:12
The pastures of the wilderness overflow; the hills are robed with joy.

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

Psalm 104:14
He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:

Psalm 107:35
He turns a desert into pools of water and a dry land into flowing springs.

Psalm 147:8
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.


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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to satisfy
לְהַשְׂבִּ֣יעַ (lə·haś·bî·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

the parched
שֹׁ֭אָה (šō·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7722: A tempest, devastation

wasteland
וּמְשֹׁאָ֑ה (ū·mə·šō·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4875: Desolation

and make it sprout
וּ֝לְהַצְמִ֗יחַ (ū·lə·haṣ·mî·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6779: To sprout, spring up

with tender grass?
דֶֽשֶׁא׃ (ḏe·še)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1877: A sprout, grass


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