Psalm 147:8
New International Version
He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.

New Living Translation
He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.

English Standard Version
He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.

Berean Study Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.

King James Bible
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

New King James Version
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

New American Standard Bible
It is He who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass sprout on the mountains.

NASB 1995
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

NASB 1977
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

Amplified Bible
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass grow on the mountains.

Christian Standard Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.

American Standard Version
Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who hides Heaven with clouds; he gives rain upon the Earth and he makes the grass sprout upon the mountains.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, and green herb for the service of men;

Contemporary English Version
He fills the sky with clouds and sends rain to the earth, so that the hills will be green with grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men.

English Revised Version
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Good News Translation
He spreads clouds over the sky; he provides rain for the earth and makes grass grow on the hills.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He covers the sky with clouds. He provides rain for the ground. He makes grass grow on the mountains.

International Standard Version
He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh the mountains to spring with grass.

Literal Standard Version
Who is covering the heavens with clouds, "" Who is preparing rain for the earth, "" Who is causing grass to spring up [on] mountains,

NET Bible
He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides.

New Heart English Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass grow on the mountains.

World English Bible
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass grow on the mountains.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up on mountains,

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God, 8who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills. 9He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call.…

Cross References
Job 5:10
He gives rain to the earth and sends water upon the fields.

Job 26:8
He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their own weight.

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

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

Job 38:27
to satisfy the parched wasteland and make it sprout with tender grass?

Job 38:28
Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?

Psalm 65:9
You attend to the earth and water it; with abundance You enrich it. The streams of God are full of water, for You prepare our grain by providing for the earth.

Psalm 65:10
You soak its furrows and level its ridges; You soften it with showers and bless its growth.

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:

Jeremiah 5:24
They have not said in their hearts, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives the rains, both autumn and spring, in season, who keeps for us the appointed weeks of harvest.'


Treasury of Scripture

Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

covereth

Psalm 135:1
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

Genesis 9:14
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

1 Kings 18:44,45
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not…

prepareth

Psalm 65:9-13
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it…

Psalm 104:13,14
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works…

Job 5:10
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:









Verse 8. - Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth. In the parched and sultry East "clouds" and "rain" are a boon that we of the temperate West can scarcely appreciate. The cruel heat of the solar rays in a clear sky for weeks or months together causes a longing of the intensest kind for shade and moisture. Man and beast alike rejoice when the time of the autumn rains draws near, and the cloudless blue of the summer heaven gives place (of a sky that is gray and overcast (comp. Job 38:25-41; Psalm 104:13). Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. The "mountains," and even the plains of Palestine, are, with rare exceptions, completely burnt up at the close of summer, and show no verdure, but merely an arid sapless, brown or buff vegetation. When the" former rain" begins, a great change begins. Tender green blades of grass at once sprout up, and in a little time the whole country shows a tinge of verdure.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
who covers
הַֽמְכַסֶּ֬ה (ham·ḵas·seh)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the sky
שָׁמַ֨יִם ׀ (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

with clouds,
בְּעָבִ֗ים (bə·‘ā·ḇîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural
Strong's 5645: An envelope, darkness, a, cloud, a copse

who prepares
הַמֵּכִ֣ין (ham·mê·ḵîn)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

rain
מָטָ֑ר (mā·ṭār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4306: Rain

for the earth,
לָאָ֣רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

who makes grass
חָצִֽיר׃ (ḥā·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2682: Green grass, herbage

to grow
הַמַּצְמִ֖יחַ (ham·maṣ·mî·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6779: To sprout, spring up

on the hills.
הָרִ֣ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country


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