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Jeremiah 14:22

    Jeremiah 14:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait on you: for you have made all these things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Jehovah our God? therefore we will wait for thee; for thou hast made all these things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Are any of the false gods of the nations able to make rain come? are the heavens able to give showers? are you not he, O Lord our God? so we will go on waiting for you, for you have done all these things.

    Webster's Revision

    Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Jehovah our God? therefore we will wait for thee; for thou hast made all these things.

    World English Bible

    Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the sky give showers? Aren't you he, Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Are there any among the vanities of the heathen that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee; for thou hast made all these things.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 14:22

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 14:22

    Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles - Probably the dearth was now coming, as there had been a long want of rain. It was the prerogative of the true God to give rain and send showers at the prayers of his people.

    Therefore we will wait upon thee - If thou do not undertake for us, we must be utterly ruined.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 14:22

    None of the idols of the Gentiles can put an end to this present distress.

    Art not thou he, O Lord our God! - Rather, "art thou not Yahweh our God?"

    Thou hast made all these things - i. e., the heaven with its showers.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 14:22

    14:22 Rain - The present judgment under which they groan, was a drought, which he had described in the six first verse s; the prophet imploring God for the removal of it, argues, from the impossibility of help in this case from any other way, none of the idols of the Heathens, which he calls vain things, nothing in themselves, and of no use, or profit to those that ran after them. Give showers - Without thy will? Art not - Lord, art not thou he alone who is able to do it? The scripture constantly gives God the honour of giving rain.