For the ground that has soaked up the rain that frequently falls on 1 it and yields useful vegetation for those who tend it receives a blessing from God.
is like the light of morning when the sun comes up, a morning in which there are no clouds. He is like the brightness after rain that produces grass from the earth.
The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!” 1
Is this not the time of the wheat harvest? I will call on the Lord so that he makes it thunder and rain. Realize and see what a great sin you have committed before the Lord by asking for a king for yourselves.”
So Moses left Pharaoh, went out of the city, and spread out his hands to the Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain stopped pouring on the earth.
Now 1 no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field 2 had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 3
Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 1 against you and he will close up the sky 2 so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 3 from the good land that the Lord 4 is about to give you.
The Lord will open for you his good treasure house, the heavens, to give you rain for the land in its season and to bless all you do; 1 you will lend to many nations but you will not borrow from any.
“The time will come when 1 the skies are shut up tightly and no rain falls because your people 2 sinned against you. When they direct their prayers toward this place, renew their allegiance to you, 3 and turn away from their sin because you punish 4 them,
then listen from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Certainly 1 you will then teach them the right way to live 2 and send rain on your land that you have given your people to possess. 3
for this is what the Lord says, ‘You will not feel 1 any wind or see any rain, but this valley will be full of water and you and your cattle and animals will drink.’
“The time will come when 1 the skies 2 are shut up tightly and no rain falls because your people 3 sinned against you. When they direct their prayers toward this place, renew their allegiance to you, 4 and turn away from their sin because you punish 5 them,
When his voice thunders, 1 the heavenly ocean roars. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. 2 He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it. 3