JOB 38:27



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

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Job 38:27 Translation & Meaning

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To satisfy לְהַשְׂבִּ֣יעַ To sate, i.e., fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively) satisfy
the desolate שֹׁ֭אָה A tempest; by implication, devastation desolate
and waste וּמְשֹׁאָ֑ה (a) ruin, abstractly (the act) or concretely (the wreck) waste
ground; (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
and to cause the bud מֹ֣צָא A going forth, i.e., (the act) an egress, or (the place) an exit; hence, a source or product; specifically, dawn, the rising of the sun (the East), exportation, utterance, a gate, a fountain, a mine, a meadow (as producing grass) cause bud
of the tender herb דֶֽשֶׁא׃ A sprout; by analogy, grass tender herb
to spring forth? וּ֝לְהַצְמִ֗יחַ To sprout (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative) spring forth

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  • 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?

  • 29  Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?


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