Isaiah 55:10

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the raine commeth down, and the snow from heauen, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring foorth and bud, that it may giue seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not go back again, but gives water to the earth, and makes it fertile, giving seed to the planter, and bread for food;
- Basic English Bible

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
- Darby Bible

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
- Webster's Bible

For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
- World English Bible

For, as come down doth the shower, And the snow from the heavens, And thither returneth not, But hath watered the earth, And hath caused it to yield, and to spring up, And hath given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, except it water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 55:10


55:10 The snow - Which in its season contributes to the fruitfulness of the earth. Returneth not - Without effect. And bread - That it may bring forth store of bread - corn, both for mens present supplies, and for seed for the next year.


Discussion for Isaiah 55

  • BSP
    Verse 9: Our thoughts are on a lower and fleshly plane and we need to work to elevate our thinking to a higher spiritual plane.
  • Victorious
    Isaiah 55 v 6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near... For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither... v11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Our God is a faithful God
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 are an invitation to everyone all over the world to come and partake of Jehovah God's provisions.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 55:7 LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM AND TO OUR GOD FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON 55:8 FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS SAITH THE LORD JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME
  • Irene123
    V. 11 - Something the Lord finally got thru to me about this verse is: if we have His spirit living in us, that before we witness scripture to anyone, if we will pray about it FIRST - then He will bless it even more so. But - His spirit in us is needed for Him to hear prayer for His word to others - Jn. 9:31. God hears the prayer of one truly seeking Him in repentance, Acts 2:38.
  • Brianna vs. 11
    In a world filled with political lies, it brings comfort to know that the true sovereign of the universe will act on his promises. Any word that comes from Jehovah God's mouth will have results. We don't have to fear God's words because he always makes laws that benefit us. He loves us and will never hurt us. We must put our trust in the only true ruler: Jehovah.

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