24 The Lord will turn the rain(A) of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

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21 “Mountains of Gilboa,(A)
    may you have neither dew(B) nor rain,(C)
    may no showers fall on your terraced fields.[a](D)
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
    the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 1:21 Or / nor fields that yield grain for offerings

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

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