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.

New American Standard Bible
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares the rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.

King James 2000 Bible
Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.

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

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon 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,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
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.

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Psalm 135:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the name of the LORD; praise him, …

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

1 Kings 18:44,45 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there …

Job 26:8,9 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not …

Job 36:27-33 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according …

Job 38:24-27 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind on the earth…

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there …

prepareth

Psalm 65:9-13 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the …

Psalm 104:13,14 He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with …

Job 5:10 Who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields:

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? …

Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your …

Amos 5:7,8 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth…

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did …

James 5:17,18 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed …







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

on the hills.
הָרִ֣ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country
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. 147:1-11 Praising God is work that is its own wages. It is comely; it becomes us as reasonable creatures, much more as people in covenant with God. He gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also. Man's knowledge is soon ended; but God's knowledge is a dept that can never be fathomed. And while he telleth the number of the stars, he condescends to hear the broken-hearted sinner. While he feeds the young ravens, he will not leave his praying people destitute. Clouds look dull and melancholy, yet without them we could have no rain, therefore no fruit. Thus afflictions look black and unpleasant; but from clouds of affliction come showers that make the soul to yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. The psalmist delights not in things wherein sinners trust and glory; but a serious and suitable regard to God is, in his sight, of very great price. We are not to be in doubt between hope and fear, but to act under the gracious influences of hope and fear united.
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