Job 38:28
New International Version
Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew?

New Living Translation
“Does the rain have a father? Who gives birth to the dew?

English Standard Version
“Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Berean Study Bible
Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?

New American Standard Bible
"Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

New King James Version
Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

King James Bible
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Christian Standard Bible
Does the rain have a father? Who fathered the drops of dew?

Contemporary English Version
Who is the father of the dew and of the rain?

Good News Translation
Does either the rain or the dew have a father?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does the rain have a father? Who fathered the drops of dew?

International Standard Version
"Does the rain have a father? Who fathered the dew?

NET Bible
Does the rain have a father, or who has fathered the drops of the dew?

New Heart English Bible
Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Does the rain have a father? Who gave birth to the dewdrops?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

New American Standard 1977
“Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of the dew?

King James 2000 Bible
Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?

American King James Version
Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?

American Standard Version
Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who is the rain's father? and who has generated the drops of dew?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is the father of rain ? or who begot the drops of dew?

Darby Bible Translation
Hath the rain a father? or who begetteth the drops of dew?

English Revised Version
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?

World English Bible
Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew?

Young's Literal Translation
Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
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? 29From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gave birth to the frost from heaven,…
Cross References
Job 36:27
For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,

Job 36:28
which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.

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

Jeremiah 14:22
Can the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies alone send showers? Is this not by You, O LORD our God? So we put our hope in You, for You have done all these things.

Treasury of Scripture

Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Hath the

Job 38:8
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Job 5:9,10
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: …

1 Samuel 12:17,18
Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king…

dew

Job 29:19
My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

Genesis 27:28,39
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: …

Deuteronomy 33:13,28
And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, …







Lexicon
Does the rain
לַמָּטָ֥ר (lam·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

have
הֲיֵשׁ־ (hă·yêš-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

a father?
אָ֑ב (’āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

Who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has begotten
ה֝וֹלִ֗יד (hō·w·lîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

the drops
אֶגְלֵי־ (’eḡ·lê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 96: A reservoir

of dew?
טָֽל׃ (ṭāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2919: Night mist, dew
Verse 28. - Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? How do rain and dew come into existence? Can Job make them, or any other man? Can man even conceive of the process by which they were made? If not, must not their Maker, who is God, be wholly inscrutable? 38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
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