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Genesis 9:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— My bow, have I set in the cloud,—and it shall be for a sign of a covenant, betwixt me and the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— My bow I have given in the cloud, and it hath been for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be the sign of a covenant between me and between the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I doe set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a couenant, betweene me and the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of covenant between me and the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I do set 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
my bow 7198
{7198} Prime
קֶשֶׁת
qesheth
{keh'-sheth}
From H7185 in the original sense (of H6983) of bending; a bow, for shooting (hence figuratively strength) or the iris.
in the cloud, 6051
{6051} Prime
עֲנָן
`anan
{aw-nawn'}
From H6049; a cloud (as covering the sky), that is, the nimbus or thunder cloud.
and it shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
for a token 226
{0226} Prime
אוֹת
'owth
{oth}
Probably from H0225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.
of a covenant 1285
{1285} Prime
בְּרִית
b@riyth
{ber-eeth'}
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh).
between x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
me and the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 9:13

_ _ I do set my bow in the cloud — set, that is, constitute or appoint. This common and familiar phenomenon being made the pledge of peace, its appearance when showers began to fall would be welcomed with the liveliest feelings of joy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 9:13

I set my bow in the clouds — The rainbow, 'tis likely was seen in the clouds before, but was never a seal of the covenant 'till now. Now, concerning this seal of the covenant, observe, This seal is affixed with repeated assurances of the truth of that promise, which it was designed to be the ratification of; I do set my bow in the cloud, Genesis 9:13. It shall be seen in the cloud, Genesis 9:14. and it shall be a token of the covenant, Genesis 9:12-13. And I will remember my covenant, that the waters shall no more become a flood, Genesis 9:15. Nay, as if the eternal Mind needed a memorandum, I will look upon it that I may remember the everlasting covenant, Genesis 9:16. The rainbow appears when the clouds are most disposed to wet; when we have most reason to fear the rain prevailing, God shews this seal of the promise that it shall not prevail. The rainbow appears when one part of the sky is clear, which imitates mercy remembered in the midst of wrath, and the clouds are hemmed as it were with the rainbow, that it may not overspread the heavens, for the bow is coloured rain, or the edges of a cloud gilded. As God looks upon the bow that he may remember the covenant, so should we, that we also may be ever mindful of the covenant with faith and thankfulness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 9:13

I do set my (k) bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

(k) By this we see that signs or ordinances should not be separate from the word.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and [there was] a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
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Ezk 1:28. Rv 4:3; 10:1.

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