Deuteronomy 32:2
New International Version
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

New Living Translation
Let my teaching fall on you like rain; let my speech settle like dew. Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants.

English Standard Version
May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.

Berean Study Bible
Let my teaching fall like rain and my speech settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants.

New American Standard Bible
"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

King James Bible
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Christian Standard Bible
Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, I will teach you. My words will be like gentle rain on tender young plants, or like dew on the grass.

Good News Translation
My teaching will fall like drops of rain and form on the earth like dew. My words will fall like showers on young plants, like gentle rain on tender grass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants.

International Standard Version
May my instructions descend like rain and may my words flow like dew, as light rain upon the grass, and as showers upon new plants.

NET Bible
My teaching will drop like the rain, my sayings will drip like the dew, as rain drops upon the grass, and showers upon new growth.

New Heart English Bible
My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let my teachings come down like raindrops. Let my words drip like dew, like gentle rain on grass, like showers on green plants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, My speech shall distil as the dew; As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb.

New American Standard 1977
“Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb and as the showers upon the grass.

King James 2000 Bible
My teaching shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

American King James Version
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb, and as the showers on the grass:

American Standard Version
My doctrine shall drop as the rain; My speech shall distil as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let my speech be looked for as the rain, and my words come down as dew, as the shower upon the herbage, and as snow upon the grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my doctrine gather as the rain, let my speech distil as the dew, as a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass.

Darby Bible Translation
My doctrine shall drop as rain, My speech flow down as dew, As small rain upon the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.

English Revised Version
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, My speech shall distil as the dew; As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb:

Webster's Bible Translation
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

World English Bible
My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

Young's Literal Translation
Drop as rain doth My doctrine; Flow as dew doth My sayings; As storms on the tender grass, And as showers on the herb,
Study Bible
The Song of Moses
1“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2Let my teaching fall like rain and my speech settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants. 3For I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Ascribe greatness to our God!…
Cross References
Job 29:22
After my words, they spoke no more; my speech settled on them like dew.

Psalm 65:10
You soak its furrows and level its ridges; You soften it with showers and bless its growth,

Psalm 72:6
May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

Proverbs 4:2
For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction.

Isaiah 55:10
For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat,

Isaiah 55:11
so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.

Amos 7:16
Now, therefore, hear the word of the LORD. You say: 'Do not prophesy against Israel; do not preach against the house of Isaac.'

Micah 5:7
Then the remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.

Treasury of Scripture

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb, and as the showers on the grass:

drop

2 Samuel 23:4
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Job 29:22,23
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them…

Psalm 72:6
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

as the showers

Micah 5:7
And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

Zechariah 10:1
Ask ye 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 every one grass in the field.







Lexicon
Let my teaching
לִקְחִ֔י (liq·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3948: Something received, instruction, inveiglement

fall
יַעֲרֹ֤ף (ya·‘ă·rōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6201: To droop, to drip

like rain
כַּמָּטָר֙ (kam·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

and my speech
אִמְרָתִ֑י (’im·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 565: Utterance, speech, word

settle
תִּזַּ֥ל (tiz·zal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill

like dew,
כַּטַּ֖ל (kaṭ·ṭal)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2919: Night mist, dew

like gentle rain
כִּשְׂעִירִ֣ם (kiś·‘î·rim)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8164: Rain (drop)

on
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

new grass,
דֶ֔שֶׁא (ḏe·še)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1877: A sprout, grass

like showers
וְכִרְבִיבִ֖ים (wə·ḵir·ḇî·ḇîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7241: Abundant showers

on
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

tender plants.
עֵֽשֶׂב׃ (‘ê·śeḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6212: Herb, herbage
(2) My doctrine.--Or, my learning, that which I receive--a not very common, but beautiful expression in the Hebrew. Everything that comes down from the "Father of lights" is handed on by one heavenly messenger to another, until it falls upon the heart of man, in just that form in which he can best receive it. The Son of God says," My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me." "I speak that which I have seen with my Father." Of the Holy Spirit He says, "He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto you." The apostles speak "in words which the Holy Ghost teacheth." The parallels of the verse appear to be these:--My learning shall drop as the rain; My speech shall distil as the dew, as the sweeping showers upon the tender herb, as the multitude of drops upon the grass. The "small rain" of the Authorised Version points to a different and probably untenable derivation of the Hebrew word. The rain is more definite than the dew, and therefore the first word in the second half of the verse should be stronger than the second, and not vice versa. The tender herb just sprouting can bear heavier showers than the grown grass.

Verse 2. - My doctrine shall drop as the rain. The Hebrew verb here and in Deuteronomy 33:28 is properly rendered by" drop;" it expresses the gentle falling of a genial shower or the soft distillation of dew. The clause is best taken imperatively, as it is by the LXX., the Vulgate, and Onkelos: Let my doctrine drop as the rain, let my speech distil, etc. The point of comparison here is not the quickening, fructifying, vivifying influence of the rain and dew, so much as the effective force of these agents as sent from heaven to produce results. So might his doctrine come with power into the minds of his hearers. Doctrine (לֶקַה from לָקַח to take); that which takes one (Proverbs 7:21, "fair speech," By which one is captivated), or which one takes or receives, viz. instruction (Proverbs 4:2; Isaiah 29:24). Small rain; gentle showers, such as conduce to the growing of herbs. The Hebrew word (שְׂעִידִים) primarily means hairs, and is here used of rain coming down in thin streams like hair. Showers; heavy rain (רִבִיבִים from רָבַב, to be much or many, equal to multitude of drops). 32:1,2 Moses begins with a solemn appeal to heaven and earth, concerning the truth and importance of what he was about to say. His doctrine is the gospel, the speech of God, the doctrine of Christ; the doctrine of grace and mercy through him, and of life and salvation by him.
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