New American Standard Bible
"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.
King James Bible
Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
Darby Bible Translation
Because the ground is chapt, for there hath been no rain on the earth, the ploughmen are ashamed, they cover their heads.
World English Bible
Because of the ground which is cracked, because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are disappointed, they cover their heads.
Young's Literal Translation
Because the ground hath been broken, For there hath been no rain in the land, Ashamed have been husbandmen, They have covered their head.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is chapt - Rather, is dismayed. "The ground" is used metaphorically for the people who until the ground.
In the earth - i. e., "in the land."
LibraryThe First Commandment
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' Exod 20: 3. Why is the commandment in the second person singular, Thou? Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods? Because the commandment concerns every one, and God would have each one take it as spoken to him by name. Though we are forward to take privileges to ourselves, yet we are apt to shift off duties from ourselves to others; therefore the commandment is in the second person, Thou and Thou, that every one may know that it is spoken to him, …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
A Message from the Crowned Christ
"From this place also you will go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you will not prosper with them."
"Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a harlot's forehead; You refused to be ashamed.
Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.
Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
"So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
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