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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04305 - מָטַר
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָטַר not used in Kal, to rain, like the Chald., Syr., Arab.
Hiphil, to rain, to pour down rain, Genesis 2:5, 7:4 Amos 4:7 used of God, Isaiah 5:6 (here more fully הִמְטִיר מָטָר), followed by עַל upon anything, Am. Isa. loc. cit. It is applied to other things which God pours down from heaven in great abundance like rain, as hail, Exodus 9:18, 23 lightnings, Psalms 11:6 fire with sulphur, Genesis 19:24; Ezekiel 38:22 manna, or heavenly bread, Exodus 16:4; Psalms 78:24. Constr. with an acc. of the thing rained down, and עַל of that upon which it descends like rain (see locc. citt.); once with בְּ of the thing rained down, Job 20:23 (see under לְחוּם ).
Niphal, to be watered with rain, Amos 4:7. Hence
the Third Week after Epiphany