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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 - Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent H4305 rain H4305 upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - “For after seven more days, I will send H4305 rain H4305 on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and I will wipe out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - Then the LORD rained H4305 brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - “Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will [fn]send H4305 a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded [fn]until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - So Moses reached out with his staff toward the sky, and the LORD [fn]sent [fn]thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained H4305 hail on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain H4305 bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 -

“When he fills his belly,

God will send His fierce anger on him

And rain H4305 it on him [fn]while he is eating.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 -

To bring H4305 rain H4305 on a land without [fn]people,

On a desert without a person in it,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:6 -

He will rain H4305 [fn]coals of fire upon the wicked,

And brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 -

He rained H4305 down H4305 manna upon them to eat,

And gave them [fn]food from heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 -

When He rained H4305 meat upon them like the dust,

Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:6 -

“I will lay it waste;

It will not be pruned nor hoed,

But briars and thorns will come up.

I will also command the clouds not to rain H4305 on it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 - “With plague and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain H4305 on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, [fn]a torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 -

“Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you

While there were still three months until harvest.

Then I would send H4305 rain H4305 on one city,

But on another city I would not send H4305 rain H4305;

One part would be rained H4305 on,

While the part not rained H4305 on would dry up.

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