Let my teaching fall like rain(A)
    and my words descend like dew,(B)
like showers(C) on new grass,
    like abundant rain on tender plants.

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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

28 the clouds pour down their moisture
    and abundant showers(A) fall on mankind.(B)

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

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