Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

King James Version

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Holman Bible

Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants.

International Standard Version

May my instructions descend like rain and may my words flow like dew, as light rain upon the grass, and as showers upon new plants.

A Conservative Version

My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

American Standard Version

My doctrine shall drop as the rain; My speech shall distil as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb.

Amplified

My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

Bible in Basic English

My teaching is dropping like rain, coming down like dew on the fields; like rain on the young grass and showers on the garden plants:

Darby Translation

My doctrine shall drop as rain, My speech flow down as dew, As small rain upon the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb and as the showers upon the grass.

Julia Smith Translation

My doctrine shall drop as the rain; My word shall pour out as the dew, As the showers upon the herbage, And as the rains upon the green herb:

King James 2000

My teaching shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Lexham Expanded Bible

May my teaching trickle like the dew, my words like rain showers on tender grass, and like spring showers on new growth.

Modern King James verseion

My doctrine shall drop as the rain; my speech shall drop down as the dew, as the small rain on the tender plant, and as the showers on the grass;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My doctrine drop, as doth the rain; and my speech flow, as doth the dew - as the mizzling upon the herbs, and as the drops upon the grass.

NET Bible

My teaching will drop like the rain, my sayings will drip like the dew, as rain drops upon the grass, and showers upon new growth.

New Heart English Bible

My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

The Emphasized Bible

Let my teaching drop as the rain, Let my speech distil as the dew, - As copious rains on tender grass, As myriad drops on seeding plants.

Webster

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

World English Bible

My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

Youngs Literal Translation

Drop as rain doth My doctrine; Flow as dew doth My sayings; As storms on the tender grass, And as showers on the herb,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Leqach 
Usage: 9

ערף 
`araph 
Usage: 2

as the rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

my speech
אמרה אמרה 
'imrah 
Usage: 37

as the dew
טל 
Tal 
Usage: 31

as the small rain
שׂעיר 
Sa`iyr 
Usage: 1

דּשׁא 
Deshe' 
Usage: 15

and as the showers
רביב 
Rabiyb 
Usage: 6

References

Prayers for Deuteronomy 32:2

Context Readings

Moses' Song

1 "Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. 2 "Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb. 3 "For I proclaim the name of the LORD; Ascribe greatness to our God!



Cross References

Psalm 72:6

May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 55:10-11

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

Job 29:22-23

"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.

Micah 5:7

Then the remnant of Jacob Will be among many peoples Like dew from the LORD, Like showers on vegetation Which do not wait for man Or delay for the sons of men.

2 Samuel 23:4

Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'

Hosea 6:4

What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Zechariah 10:1

Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.

1 Corinthians 3:6-8

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;

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