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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:

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.

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.

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 
dew
Usage: 31

as the small rain
שׂעיר 
Sa`iyr 
Usage: 1

דּשׁא 
Deshe' 
Usage: 15

and as the showers
רביב 
Rabiyb 
Usage: 6

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Prayers for Deuteronomy 32:2

Context Readings

Moses' Song

1 Give ear, O heavens, to my voice; let the earth take note of the words of my mouth: 2 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: 3 For I will give honour to the name of the Lord: let our God be named great.



Cross References

Psalm 72:6

May he come down like rain on the cut grass; like showers watering the earth.

Isaiah 55:10-11

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not go back again, but gives water to the earth, and makes it fertile, giving seed to the planter, and bread for food;

Job 29:22-23

After I had said what was in my mind, they were quiet and let my words go deep into their hearts;

Micah 5:7

And the rest of Jacob will be among the mass of peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which may not be kept back by man, or be waiting for the sons of men.

2 Samuel 23:4

It is as the light of the morning, when the sun comes up, a morning without clouds; making young grass come to life from the earth

Hosea 6:4

O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew to Israel; he will put out flowers like a lily, and send out his roots like Lebanon.

Zechariah 10:1

Make your request to the Lord for rain in the time of the spring rains, even to the Lord who makes the thunder-flames; and he will give them showers of rain, to every man grass in the field.

1 Corinthians 3:6-8

I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, but God gave the increase.

Hebrews 6:7

For a land, drinking in the frequent rain and producing good plants for those for whom it is worked, has a blessing from God:

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