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bible verses about rain

Rain as a Blessing:

  • Leviticus 26:4 – “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.”
  • Psalm 67:6 – “The land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.”
  • Psalm 147:8 – “He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.”

Rain as a Symbol of God’s Provision:

  • Zechariah 10:1 – “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people and plants of the field to everyone.”
  • Job 5:10 – “He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.”
  • Psalm 65:9 – “You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.”

Rain as a Metaphor for God’s Word:

  • Deuteronomy 32:2 – “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”
  • Isaiah 55:10-11 – “For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.”

Rain as a Sign of God’s Faithfulness:

  • Isaiah 30:23 – “He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.”
  • Joel 2:23 – “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
  • Deuteronomy 28:12 – “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.”

Rain as a Sign of God’s Judgment:

  • James 5:17 – “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.”
  • Jeremiah 5:24 – “They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'”
  • Nahum 1:3 – “The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.”

Rain as a Symbol of God’s Refreshing Presence:

  • Hosea 6:3 – “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
  • Hosea 14:5 – “I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily.”
  • Isaiah 30:23 – “He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.”

Rain as a Source of Life:

  • Matthew 5:45 – “He sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
  • Hebrews 6:7 – “For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God.”
  • Psalm 147:8 – “He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.”

Rain as a Symbol of God’s Abundance:

  • Psalm 68:9 – “You, God, showered abundant rain; you revived your inheritance when it languished.”
  • Isaiah 44:4 – “They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.”
  • Zechariah 8:12 – “For the seed will be prosperous; the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will yield its produce, and the skies will give their dew. I will give the remnant of this people all these things as an inheritance.”

Rain as a Sign of God’s Sovereignty:

  • Psalm 135:7 – “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.”
  • Job 38:22-23 – “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?”
  • Deuteronomy 28:12 – “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.”