8:10 Before that time there was no compensation for man or animal, nor was there any relief from adversity for those who came and went, because I had pitted everybody – each one – against everyone else.
8:11 But I will be different now to this remnant of my people from the way I was in those days,’ says the Lord who rules over all,
8:12 ‘for there will be a peaceful time of sowing, the vine will produce its fruit and the ground its yield, and the skies 1 will rain down dew. Then I will allow the remnant of my people to possess all these things.
1 tn Or “the heavens” (so KJV, NAB, NIV). The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heavens” or “skies” depending on the context.