In the Bible, rain means more than just water falling from the sky. It can have different meanings in various situations. In some cases, it symbolizes God’s blessings or guidance, while in others it symbolizes God’s admonitions and punishment.

Bible verses about rain.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 147:8.

A really well-known story about rain in the Bible is the one about Noah and the Ark in Genesis. God sent rain for 40 days and 40 nights to wash away the wickedness in the world. It only stopped when God made a promise with Noah and his descendants.

Let’s explore these 55 verses in the Bible that show rain as a symbol of God’s blessings, guidance, and even judgment.

Bible Verses About Rain

Zechariah 10:1 

“Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.”

Leviticus 26:4 

“Then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”

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Psalm 65:9 

“You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.”

Psalm 68:9 

“Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished.”

Psalm 72:6 

“May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!”

Psalm 135:7 

“He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.”

Psalm 147:8 

“He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.”

Matthew 5:45 

“so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Hebrews 6:7 

“For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.”

Acts 14:17 

“Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

Bible verses about rain.
Bible verse from Proverbs 25:14.

Job 5:10 

“He gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields…”

Job 28:26 

“when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder…”

Job 36:27 

“For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain…”

Job 37:6 

“For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.”

Ezekiel 34:26 

“And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.”

Hosea 6:3 

“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

Genesis 7:4 

“For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”

Genesis 7:12 

“And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.”

Genesis 8:2 

“The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained…”

Genesis 9:13 

“I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

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Deuteronomy 11:14 

“he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil.”

Bible verses about rain.
Bible verse from Hebrews 6:7.

1 Kings 8:35 

“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them…”

2 Chronicles 6:26 

“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them…”

Proverbs 16:15 

“In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.”

Proverbs 25:14 

“Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.”

Ecclesiastes 11:3 

“If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.”

Isaiah 30:23 

“And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures.”

Isaiah 45:8 

“Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it.”

Isaiah 55:10 

“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…”

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Jeremiah 3:3 

“Therefore the showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come; yet you have the forehead of a whore; you refuse to be ashamed.”

Jeremiah 5:24

“They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.’”

Jeremiah 10:13

“When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.”

Bible verses about rain.
Bible verse from Job 5:10.

Jeremiah 14:22

“Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.”

Jeremiah 51:16 

“When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.”

Joel 2:23 

“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.”

Joel 2:28 

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”

Amos 4:7 

“I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither…”

James 5:7 

“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

Revelation 11:6 

“They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.”

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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 as their special possession.”

Deuteronomy 11:11 

“But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven…”

Judges 5:4 

“Lord, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the region of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens dropped, yes, the clouds dropped water.”

1 Samuel 12:17 

“Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call upon the Lord, that he may send thunder and rain. And you shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking for yourselves a king.”

2 Samuel 21:10 

“Then Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until rain fell upon them from the heavens. And she did not allow the birds of the air to come upon them by day, or the beasts of the field by night.”

Bible verses about rain.
Bible verse from Job 36:27.

1 Kings 17:1 

“Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.'”

1 Kings 18:1 

“After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, ‘Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.'”

1 Kings 18:41 

“And Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.'”

1 Kings 18:45 

“And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.”

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James 5:17-18

“Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit. My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”

Job 29:23 

“They waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.”

Isaiah 4:6 

“There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.”

Isaiah 30:23 

“And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures.”

Amos 4:7 

“I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither…”

Matthew 7:25 

“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”

Luke 12:54 

“He also said to the crowds, ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, “A shower is coming.” And so it happens.'”