Isaiah 55:10

10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

Read Isaiah 55:10 Using Other Translations

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:
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.

What does Isaiah 55:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 55:10

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and
returneth not thither
Rain and snow come down from the clouds in the heavens, and do not return again until they have done what they are sent to do, or have produced the following effects; otherwise they may be exhaled into vapours, as they often are, and drawn up again by the sun: but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud;
or, "inebriateth the earth" F14; soaks into it, and reaches the seed that is sown in it, and causes that to spring up, and rise into stalk and ear: that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
produce a sufficiency for food both for man and beast, and enough for seed to sow the ground with the following year.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (Ura ta hwrh Ma yk) (ewv an meyush thn ghn) , Sept.; "sed inebriats" Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius; "quin imo inebriavit terram", Montanus.
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