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Gen 2:5

(NIV)
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the  Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
(ESV)
When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the  Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,

Gen 7:4

(NIV)
Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.’

(ESV)
For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”

Gen 7:12

(NIV)
And rain fell on the earth for forty days and forty nights.

(ESV)
And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Gen 8:2

(NIV)
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
(ESV)
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,

Gen 19:24

(NIV)
Then the  Lord rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah – from the  Lord out of the heavens.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the  Lord out of heaven.

Exod 9:18

(NIV)
Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now.
(ESV)
Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

Exod 9:23

(NIV)
When Moses stretched out his staff towards the sky, the  Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the  Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt;
(ESV)
Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the  Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the  Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

Exod 9:33

(NIV)
Then Moses left Pharaoh and went out of the city. He spread out his hands towards the  Lord; the thunder and hail stopped, and the rain no longer poured down on the land.
(ESV)
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and stretched out his hands to the  Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured upon the earth.

Exod 9:34

(NIV)
When Pharaoh saw that the rain and hail and thunder had stopped, he sinned again: he and his officials hardened their hearts.
(ESV)
But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

Exod 16:4

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Lev 26:4

(NIV)
I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
(ESV)
then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

Num 3:34

(NIV)
The number of all the males a month old or more who were counted was 6,200.
(ESV)
Their listing according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward was 6,200.

Deut 11:11

(NIV)
But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven.
(ESV)
But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven,

Deut 11:14

(NIV)
then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your corn, new wine and olive oil.
(ESV)
he will give the rain for your land in its season the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil.

Deut 11:17

(NIV)
Then the  Lord’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the  Lord is giving you.
(ESV)
then the anger of the  Lord will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the  Lord is giving you.

Deut 28:12

(NIV)
The  Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
(ESV)
The  Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Deut 28:24

(NIV)
The  Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

(ESV)
The  Lord will make the rain of your land powder. From heaven dust shall come down on you until you are destroyed.

Deut 32:2

(NIV)
Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
(ESV)
May my teaching drop as the rain,
my speech distill as the dew,
like gentle rain upon the tender grass,
and like showers upon the herb.

1Sam 12:17

(NIV)
Is it not wheat harvest now? I will call on the  Lord to send thunder and rain. And you will realise what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the  Lord when you asked for a king.’

(ESV)
Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call upon the  Lord, that he may send thunder and rain. And you shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the  Lord, in asking for yourselves a king.”

1Sam 12:18

(NIV)
Then Samuel called on the  Lord, and that same day the  Lord sent thunder and rain. So all the people stood in awe of the  Lord and of Samuel.

(ESV)
So Samuel called upon the  Lord, and the  Lord sent thunder and rain that day, and all the people greatly feared the  Lord and Samuel.

2Sam 1:21

(NIV)
‘Mountains of Gilboa,
may you have neither dew nor rain,
may no showers fall on your terraced fields.
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
the shield of Saul – no longer rubbed with oil.
(ESV)
“You mountains of Gilboa,
let there be no dew or rain upon you,
nor fields of offerings!
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
the shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

2Sam 23:4

(NIV)
he is like the light of morning at sunrise
on a cloudless morning,
like the brightness after rain
that brings grass from the earth.”
(ESV)
he dawns on them like the morning light,
like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,
like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

1Kgs 8:35

(NIV)
‘When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray towards this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
(ESV)
“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them,

1Kgs 8:36

(NIV)
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

(ESV)
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk, and grant rain upon your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance.

1Kgs 17:1

(NIV)
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the  Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.’

(ESV)
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the  Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

1Kgs 17:7

(NIV)
Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
(ESV)
And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

1Kgs 17:14

(NIV)
For this is what the  Lord, the God of Israel, says: “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the  Lord sends rain on the land.”’

(ESV)
For thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the  Lord sends rain upon the earth.’”

1Kgs 18:1

(NIV)
After a long time, in the third year, the word of the  Lord came to Elijah: ‘Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.’
(ESV)
After many days the word of the  Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.”

1Kgs 18:41

(NIV)
And Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.’
(ESV)
And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.”

1Kgs 18:44

(NIV)
The seventh time the servant reported, ‘A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.’

So Elijah said, ‘Go and tell Ahab, “Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.”’

(ESV)
And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’”

1Kgs 18:45

(NIV)
Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rainstorm came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
(ESV)
And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.

2Kgs 3:17

(NIV)
For this is what the  Lord says: you will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.
(ESV)
For thus says the  Lord, ‘You shall not see wind or rain, but that streambed shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, you, your livestock, and your animals.’

2Chr 6:26

(NIV)
‘When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray towards this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
(ESV)
“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them,

2Chr 6:27

(NIV)
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land that you gave your people for an inheritance.

(ESV)
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk, and grant rain upon your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance.

2Chr 7:13

(NIV)
‘When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
(ESV)
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,

Ezra 10:9

(NIV)
Within the three days, all the men of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain.
(ESV)
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month. And all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.

Ezra 10:13

(NIV)
But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing.
(ESV)
But the people are many, and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand in the open. Nor is this a task for one day or for two, for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Job 5:10

(NIV)
He provides rain for the earth;
he sends water on the countryside.
(ESV)
he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;

Job 20:23

(NIV)
When he has filled his belly,
God will vent his burning anger against him
and rain down his blows on him.
(ESV)
To fill his belly to the full,
God will send his burning anger against him
and rain it upon him into his body.

Job 28:26

(NIV)
when he made a decree for the rain
and a path for the thunderstorm,
(ESV)
when he made a decree for the rain
and a way for the lightning of the thunder,

Job 29:23

(NIV)
They waited for me as for showers
and drank in my words as the spring rain.
(ESV)
They waited for me as for the rain,
and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.

Job 36:27

(NIV)
‘He draws up the drops of water,
which distil as rain to the streams ;
(ESV)
For he draws up the drops of water;
they distill his mist in rain,

Job 37:6

(NIV)
He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth,”
and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.”
(ESV)
For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.

Job 38:26

(NIV)
to water a land where no one lives,
an uninhabited desert,
(ESV)
to bring rain on a land where no man is,
on the desert in which there is no man,

Job 38:28

(NIV)
Does the rain have a father?
Who fathers the drops of dew?
(ESV)
Has the rain a father,
or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Ps 11:6

(NIV)
On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulphur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
(ESV)
Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Ps 68:9

(NIV)
You gave abundant showers, O God;
you refreshed your weary inheritance.
(ESV)
Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
you restored your inheritance as it languished;

Ps 72:6

(NIV)
May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
(ESV)
May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!

Ps 78:24

(NIV)
he rained down manna for the people to eat,
he gave them the grain of heaven.
(ESV)
and he rained down on them manna to eat
and gave them the grain of heaven.

Ps 78:27

(NIV)
He rained meat down on them like dust,
birds like sand on the seashore.
(ESV)
he rained meat on them like dust,
winged birds like the sand of the seas;

Ps 84:6

(NIV)
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
(ESV)
As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.

Ps 105:32

(NIV)
He turned their rain into hail,
with lightning throughout their land;
(ESV)
He gave them hail for rain,
and fiery lightning bolts through their land.

Ps 135:7

(NIV)
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
(ESV)
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
who makes lightnings for the rain
and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Ps 147:8

(NIV)
He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
(ESV)
He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares rain for the earth;
he makes grass grow on the hills.

Prov 16:15

(NIV)
When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
his favour is like a rain cloud in spring.
(ESV)
In the light of a king’s face there is life,
and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

Prov 25:14

(NIV)
Like clouds and wind without rain
is one who boasts of gifts never given.
(ESV)
Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

Prov 25:23

(NIV)
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
is a sly tongue – which provokes a horrified look.
(ESV)
The north wind brings forth rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Prov 26:1

(NIV)
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
honour is not fitting for a fool.
(ESV)
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Prov 27:15

(NIV)
A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
(ESV)
A continual dripping on a rainy day
and a quarrelsome wife are alike;

Prov 28:3

(NIV)
A ruler who oppresses the poor
is like driving rain that leaves no crops.
(ESV)
A poor man who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no food.
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