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Lexicon :: Strong's H4305 - māṭar

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Strong’s Definitions

מָטַר mâṭar, maw-tar'; a primitive root; to rain:—(cause to) rain (upon).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H4305 in the following manner: rain (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H4305 in the following manner: rain (17x).
  1. to rain

    1. (Niphal) to be rained on or upon

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to rain, send rain

      2. to rain hail, send hail

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָטַר mâṭar, maw-tar'; a primitive root; to rain:—(cause to) rain (upon).
STRONGS H4305: Abbreviations
† [מָטַר] verb denominative (compare GerberVerb. denom. 106) [rain] (Arabic bdb056501; Syriac bdb056502 Targum Aph`el אַמְטַר); —
Niph. Imperfect be rained upon חֶלְקָה אַחַתּ תִּמָּטֵר Amos 4:7.
Hiph. Perfect הִמְטִיר Genesis 2:5; Genesis 19:24; וְהִמְטַרְתִּ֫י Amos 4:7; Imperfect יַמְטֵר Psalm 11:6; Job 20:23; וַיַּמְטֵר Exodus 9:3 + 2 times; 3rd person feminine singular תַּמְטִיר Amos 4:7 (but read אַמְטִיר Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate 1st person singular אַמְטִיר Amos 4:7 + vAmos 4:7 (for תַּמְטִיר), Ezekiel 38:22; Infinitive construct הַמְטִיר Isaiah 5:6; Job 38:26; Participle מַמְטִיר Genesis 7:4 + 2 times; — send rain, rain (followed by עַל except Exodus 9:18; Exodus 16:4); subject י׳ (no direct object) Genesis 2:5; Genesis 7:4 (both J), Amos 4:7 (3 times in verse), compare Job 38:26; subject clouds עָבִים by divine command Isaiah 5:6 (accusative of congnate meaning with verb מָטָר); מָן הִמִ׳ Psalm 78:24; שְׁאֵר Psalm 78:27; לֶחֶם Exodus 16:4 (J; מִןהַֿשָּׁמַים no עַל); as act of judgment בָּרָד הִמ׳ rain hail, send hail, subject י׳ Exodus 9:23 (J); compare Exodus 9:18 (J; no עַל); object גָּפְרִית וָאֵשׁ Genesis 19:24 (J), compare Ezekiel 38:22 וְגֶשֶׁם שׁוֺטֵף וְאַבְנֵי אֶלְגָּבִישׁ אֵשׁ וְגָפְרִית אַמ׳; figurative Psalm 11:6 (object פַּחִים; but read אֵשׁ פַּחֲמֵי see Ew Che Bae and others); Job 20:23 (|| clause אַפּוֹ חֲרוֺן בּו יְשַׁלַּחֺ).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:5; 2:5; 7:4; 7:4; 19:24; 19:24


9:3; 9:18; 9:18; 9:23; 16:4; 16:4


20:23; 20:23; 38:26; 38:26


11:6; 11:6; 78:24; 78:27


5:6; 5:6


38:22; 38:22


4:7; 4:7; 4:7; 4:7; 4:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4305 matches the Hebrew מָטַר (māṭar),
which occurs 17 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 -

no shrub of the field had yet grown on the land,[fn] and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 -

“Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing I have made I will wipe off the face of the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 -

Then out of the sky the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah burning sulfur from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 -

“Tomorrow at this time I will rain down the worst hail that has ever occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 -

So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the LORD sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the land, and the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. This way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow my instructions.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 -

When he fills his stomach,

God will send his burning anger against him,

raining it down on him while he is eating.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 -

to bring rain on an uninhabited land,

on a desert with no human life,[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:6 -

Let him rain burning coals[fn] and sulfur on the wicked;

let a scorching wind be the portion in their cup.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 -

He rained manna for them to eat;

he gave them grain from heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 -

He rained meat on them like dust,

and winged birds like the sand of the seas.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:6 -

I will make it a wasteland.

It will not be pruned or weeded;

thorns and briers will grow up.

I will also give orders to the clouds

that rain should not fall on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 -

“I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and burning sulfur on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 -

I also withheld the rain from you

while there were still three months until harvest.

I sent rain on one city

but no rain on another.

One field received rain

while a field with no rain withered.

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