Ecclesiastes 11:3
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Ifאִם־
(im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
the cloudsהֶעָבִ֥ים
(he·'a·vim)
5645: dark cloud, cloud mass, thicketfrom an unused word
are full,יִמָּלְא֨וּ
(yim·ma·le·'u)
4390: to be full, to filla prim. root
they pour 
 
7385a: to make empty, empty outa prim. root
out rainגֶּ֙שֶׁם֙
(ge·shem)
1653: rain, showerfrom an unused word
upon the earth;הָאָ֣רֶץ
(ha·'a·retz)
776: earth, landa prim. root
and whetherוְאִם־
(ve·'im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
a treeעֵ֛ץ
(etz)
6086: tree, trees, woodfrom an unused word
fallsיִפֹּ֥ול
(yip·po·vl)
5307: to fall, liea prim. root
toward the southבַּדָּרֹ֖ום
(bad·da·ro·vm)
1864: the southfrom the same as deror
or toward the north,בַּצָּפֹ֑ון
(ba·tza·fo·vn;)
6828: northfrom tsaphan
whereverמְקֹ֛ום
(me·ko·vm)
4725: a standing place, placefrom qum
the treeהָעֵ֖ץ
(ha·'etz)
6086: tree, trees, woodfrom an unused word
falls,שֶׁיִּפֹּ֥ול
(shei·yip·po·vl)
5307: to fall, liea prim. root
thereשָׁ֥ם
(sham)
8033: there, thithera prim. adverb
it lies. 
 
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root







KJV Lexicon
If the clouds
`ab  (awb)
an envelope, i.e. darkness (or density, 2 Chron. 4:17); specifically, a (scud) cloud; also a copse -- clay, (thick) cloud, thick, thicket.
be full
male'  (maw-lay')
a primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively)
of rain
geshem  (gheh'-shem)
a shower -- rain, shower.
they empty
ruwq  (rook)
to pour out, i.e. empty -- arm, cast out, draw (out), (make) empty, pour forth (out).
themselves upon the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
and if the tree
`ets  (ates)
a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) -- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
fall
naphal  (naw-fal')
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
toward the south
darowm  (daw-rome')
the south; poet. the south wind -- south.
or toward the north
tsaphown  (tsaw-fone')
hidden, i.e. dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown) -- north(-ern, side, -ward, wind).
in the place
maqowm  (maw-kome')
a standing, i.e. a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind)
where the tree
`ets  (ates)
a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) -- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
falleth
naphal  (naw-fal')
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
there it shall be
hava'  (haw-vaw')
to be (in the sense of existence) -- be, have.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies.

King James Bible
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth; whether a tree falls to the south or the north, the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.

International Standard Version
If the clouds are full of rain, they will pour out on the earth; if a tree falls toward the south or the north, wherever it falls, there it will lay.

NET Bible
If the clouds are full of rain, they will empty themselves on the earth, and whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, the tree will lie wherever it falls.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the clouds are full of rain, they will let it pour down on the earth. If a tree falls north or south, the tree will remain where it fell.

King James 2000 Bible
If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree falls toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall be.
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