4:7 “I withheld rain from you three months before the harvest. 1
I gave rain to one city, but not to another.
One field 2 would get rain, but the field that received no rain dried up.
4:8 People from 3 two or three cities staggered into one city to get 4 water,
but remained thirsty. 5
Still you did not come back to me.”
The Lord is speaking!
1 sn Rain…three months before the harvest refers to the rains of late March-early April.
2 tn Heb “portion”; KJV, ASV “piece”; NASB “part.” The same word occurs a second time later in this verse.
3 tn The words “people from” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
4 tn Heb “to drink.”
5 tn Or “were not satisfied.”