This very day return to them their fields, their vineyards, their olive trees, and their houses, along with the interest 1 that you are exacting from them on the money, the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil.”
then the ground will respond to the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil; and they will respond to ‘God Plants’ (Jezreel)! 1
The Israelites and the Levites will bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil to the storerooms where the utensils of the sanctuary are kept, and where the priests who minister stay, along with the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the temple of our God.”
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping 1 the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.
This is what the Lord says: “When 1 juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes, someone says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for it contains juice.’ 2 So I will do for the sake of my servants – I will not destroy everyone. 3
Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.’” 1