Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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.

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

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Fausets

Hastings

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Smith

Watsons

Prayers for Deuteronomy 32:2

Context Readings

Moses' Song

1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 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: 3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.



Cross References

Psalm 72:6

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 55:10-11

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

Job 29:22-23

After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Micah 5:7

And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

2 Samuel 23:4

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Hosea 6:4

O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Zechariah 10:1

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

1 Corinthians 3:6-8

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Hebrews 6:7

For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

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