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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).
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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 - And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain H4305 upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain H4305 upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - Then the LORD rained H4305 upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain H4305 a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained H4305 hail upon the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain H4305 bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 - When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain H4305 it upon him while he is eating.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 - To cause it to rain H4305 on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:6 - Upon the wicked he shall rain H4305 snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 - And had rained down H4305 manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 - He rained H4305 flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 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 H4305 no rain upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 - And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain H4305 upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain H4305 upon one city, and caused it not to rain H4305 upon another city: one piece was rained H4305 upon, and the piece whereupon it rained H4305 not withered.
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