Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dug; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth freely the feet of the ox and the donkey.
Thus says the LORD that made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepare them grain, when you have so provided for it.
He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works.
He turns the wilderness into a pool of water, and dry ground into water springs.
Are there any among the idols of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon you: for you have made all these things.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will answer, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth;
Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.
And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one part was rained upon, and the part upon which it rained not withered.
But now I will not be unto the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the LORD of hosts.
Ask 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 everyone grass in the field.
Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profits for a little while: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and splendid for them that have escaped of Israel.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fat and well favored; and they fed in a meadow:
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner pillars, polished after the similitude of a palace:
For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up like calves of the stall.
And the land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.