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Psalms 147:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who covereth the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, who causeth the mountains to sprout grass:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who is covering the heavens with clouds, Who is preparing for the earth rain, Who is causing grass to spring up [on] mountains,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who couereth the heauen with cloudes, who prepareth raine for the earth: who maketh grasse to growe vpon the mountaines.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, [and green herb for the service of men];
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who covereth 3680
{3680} Prime
כָּסָה
kacah
{kaw-saw'}
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
the heaven 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
with clouds, 5645
{5645} Prime
עָב
`ab
{awb}
Masculine and feminine; from H5743; properly an envelope, that is, darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically a (scud) cloud; also a copse.
who prepareth 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
rain 4306
{4306} Prime
מָטָר
matar
{maw-tawr'}
From H4305; rain.
for the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
who maketh grass 2682
{2682} Prime
חָצִיר
chatsiyr
{khaw-tseer'}
Perhaps originally the same as H2681, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively).
to grow 6779
{6779} Prime
צָמַח
tsamach
{tsaw-makh'}
A primitive root; to sprout (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
upon the mountains. 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 147:7-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 147:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 147:8

Who (f) covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

(f) He shows by the example of God's mighty power, goodness, and wisdom, that he can never lack just opportunity to praise God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
covereth:

Psalms 135:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise [him], O ye servants of the LORD.
Genesis 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
1 Kings 18:44-45 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare [thy chariot], and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. ... And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
Job 26:8-9 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. ... He holdeth back the face of his throne, [and] spreadeth his cloud upon it.
Job 36:27-33 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: ... The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
Job 38:24-27 By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth? ... To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

prepareth:

Psalms 65:9-13 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, [which] is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. ... The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Psalms 104:13-14 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. ... He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
Job 5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there [any] among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? [art] not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these [things].
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first [month].
Amos 5:7-8 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, ... [Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:
Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
James 5:17-18 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. ... And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
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Gn 9:14. 1K 18:44. Jb 5:10; 26:8; 36:27; 38:24. Ps 65:9; 104:13; 135:1. Is 5:6. Jr 14:22. Jol 2:23. Am 5:7. Mt 5:45. Ac 14:17. Jm 5:17.

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