The Outcome of the Rains in Bible and Quran

By: Prof.dr. Ibrahim Khalil

The Outcome of the Rains in the Bible:

1)The Lord Commands:

2)I will command the clouds not to rain

3)I will send a plague among my people

4)I also withheld rain from you

5)I will rain down bread from heaven

I will command the clouds not to rain

Isaiah 5:6

I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it."

Send a plague among my people

2 Chronicles 7:13

"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,

I also withheld rain from you

Amos 4:7

"I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.

I will rain down bread from heaven

Exodus 16:4

Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you.

The Lord says: you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.

Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.

Say to the land, 'You are a land that has had no rain

Ezekiel 22:24

"Son of man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has had no rain or showers in the day of wrath.'

The Rain and Fire, Burn, destruction and the Lord's anger

I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on many nations! Why many nations?

Ezekiel 38:21-22

21- I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man's sword will be against his brother.

22- I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.

Deuteronomy 11:17

Then the Lord's anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.

Deuteronomy 28:24

The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

Luke 17:29

But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Isaiah 28:2

See, the Lord has one who is powerful and strong. Like a hailstorm and a destructive wind, like a driving rain and a flooding downpour, he will throw it forcefully to the ground.

Ezekiel 13:13

"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.

Rain down his blows upon him

Job 20:23

When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows upon him.

It fell with a great crash

Matthew 7:27

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

Without fruit

Jude 1:12

These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm-shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted-twice dead.

The Effects of the Rains on the Earth:

The rain made the trees grow

Isaiah 44:14

He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.

Regular weeks of harvest

Jeremiah 5:24

They do not say to themselves, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'

Because there is no rain in the land; the farmers are dismayed and cover their heads.

Jeremiah 14:4

The ground is cracked because there is no rain in the land; the farmers are dismayed and cover their heads.

Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it

Hebrews 6:7

Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.

He gave them the grain of heaven.

Psalm 78:24

He rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.

Let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide

Isaiah 45:8

"You heavens above rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

Send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:27

then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

He gave them the grain of heaven.

Psalm 78:24

He rained down manna for the people to eat; he gave them the grain of heaven.

Let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide

Isaiah 45:8

"You heavens above rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

It yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

Isaiah 55:10

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,

Giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons

Acts 14:17

Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

The heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

James 5:18

Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

The Fear and Terror

1 Samuel 12:18

Then Samuel called upon the LORD, and that same day the LORD sent thunder and rain. So all the people stood in fear of the Lord and of Samuel.

They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining

Acts 28:2

The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.

Be patient

James 5:7

[Patience in Suffering] Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.

These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time

Revelation 11:6

These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Tender plants

Deuteronomy 32:2

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

Rained meat

Psalm 78:27

He rained meat down on them like dust, flying birds like sand on the seashore.

Honor is not fitting for a fool

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.

Driving rain that leaves no crops

Proverbs 28:3

A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

North wind brings rain

Proverbs 25:23

As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.

The Outcome of the Rains in the Quran:

The Rain is a great blessing.

Surah 50:9

And we send down from the sky rain charted with blessing, and we produce therewith gardens and grain for harvests;

The Rain has certain measure.

Surah 13:17

SHAKIR: he sends down water from the cloud, then watercourses flow (with water) according to their measure, and the torrent bears along the swelling foam, and from what they melt in the fire for the sake of making ornaments or apparatus arises a scum like it; thus does Allah compare truth and falsehood; then as for the scum, it passes away as a worthless thing; and as for that which profits the people, it tarries in the earth; thus does Allah set forth parables

Surah 39:21

do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud, then makes it go along in the earth in springs, then brings forth therewith herbage of various colors, then it withers so that you see it becoming yellow, then he makes it a thing crushed and broken into pieces? most surely there is a reminder in this for the men of understanding

The Rain is for Drink and Plant formation

Surah 16:10

He it is Who sends down water from the cloud for you; it gives drink, and by it (grow) the trees upon which you pasture

The Rain makes the Earth Green

Surah 22:63

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud so the earth becomes green? Surely Allah is benignant, aware

The Rain Produces Plants, Fruits, and Trees etc.

Surah 2:22

Who made the earth a resting place for you and the heaven a canopy and (Who) sends down rain from the cloud then brings forth with it subsistence for you of the fruits; therefore do not set up rivals to Allah while you know

Surah 6:66

And He it is Who sends down water from the cloud, then we bring forth with it buds of all (plants), then we bring forth from it green (foliage) from which we produce grain piled up (in the ear); and of the palm-tree, of the sheaths of it, come forth clusters (of dates) within reach, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike; behold the fruit of it when it yields the fruit and the ripening of it; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe

Surah 14:32

Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and sent down water from the clouds, then brought forth with it fruits as a sustenance for you, and he has made the ships subservient to you, that they might run their course in the sea by his command, and he has made the rivers subservient to you

Surah 20:53

He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." with it have we produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.

Surah 27:60

Nay, He Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you water from the cloud; then we cause to grow thereby beautiful gardens; it is not possible for you that you should make the trees thereof to grow. is there a god with Allah? nay! they are people who deviate



Surah 31:10

He created the heavens without pillars as you see them, and put mountains upon the earth lest it might convulse with you, and he spread in it animals of every kind; and we sent down water from the cloud, then caused to grow therein (vegetation) of every noble kind

Surah 35:27

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud, then we bring forth therewith fruits of various colors; and in the mountains are streaks, white and red, of various hues and (others) intensely black?

The Rain gives life to the Dead Earth; this is for people who would listen and understand.

Surah 16:65

And Allah has sent down water from the cloud and therewith given life to the earth after its death; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who would listen

Surah 29:63

And if you ask them who is it that sends down water from the clouds, then gives life to the earth with it after its death, they will certainly say, allah. say: all praise is due to Allah. nay, most of them do not understand

Surah 30:24

And one of his signs is that he shows you the lightning for fear and for hope, and sends down water from the clouds then gives life therewith to the earth after its death; most surely there are signs in this for a people who understand.

Allah is capable to give life to the Dead, the same way as the Rain gives life to the Dead Earth! You may notice that the Quran always makes link between the scientific facts and the religious notions. You may also notice that the Quran always reminds us with the Revival of the Dead, the Afterlife and the Day of Judgment.

These meaning are not found in the Bible.

Surah 43:11

And he who sends down water from the cloud according to a measure, then we raise to life thereby a dead country, even thus shall you be brought forth;

Back to the main issue of my series of articles (1-36); this is my question to you smart readers: "Is the Quran quoted from the Bible "?

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