JOB 38:26



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“To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;”

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Job 38:26 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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To cause it to rain לְ֭הַמְטִיר To rain cause rain
on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications on
the earth, אֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
where (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
man אִ֑ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
is; on (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the wilderness, מִ֝דְבָּ֗ר A pasture (i.e., open field, whither cattle are driven); also speech (including its organs) wilderness
wherein no לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles wherein no
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
man; אָדָ֥ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man

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  • 24  By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

  • 25  Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

  • 26  To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

  • 27  To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

  • 28  Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?


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