Psalm 72:6
New International Version
May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

New Living Translation
May the king's rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth.

English Standard Version
May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

Berean Study Bible
May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

New American Standard Bible
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

King James Bible
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
May the king be like rain that falls on the cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Let him be as helpful as rain that refreshes the meadows and the ground.

Good News Translation
May the king be like rain on the fields, like showers falling on the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

International Standard Version
May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.

NET Bible
He will descend like rain on the mown grass, like showers that drench the earth.

New Heart English Bible
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will descend like rain upon the grass and like gentle showers that descend upon the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May he be like rain that falls on [freshly] cut grass, like showers that water the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

New American Standard 1977
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass as the dew that waters the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

American King James Version
He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

American Standard Version
He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall come down as rain upon a fleece; and as drops falling upon the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

English Revised Version
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

World English Bible
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showers -- sprinkling the earth.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
5May they fear him as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains, through all generations. 6May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth. 7May the righteous flourish in his days and prosperity abound, until the moon is no more.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:2
Let my teaching fall like rain and my speech settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants.

2 Samuel 23:4
is like the light of the morning at sunrise of a cloudless dawn, the glistening after the rain on the sprouting grass of the earth.'

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

Isaiah 45:8
Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open up that salvation may sprout and righteousness spring up with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

Hosea 6:3
So let us know--let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.

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

He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

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Deuteronomy 32:2
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:

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.

Proverbs 16:15
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.







Lexicon
May he be like rain
כְּמָטָ֣ר (kə·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

that falls
יֵ֭רֵד (yê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

freshly cut grass,
גֵּ֑ז (gêz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1488: A fleece, mown grass

like spring showers
כִּ֝רְבִיבִ֗ים (kir·ḇî·ḇîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7241: Abundant showers

that water
זַרְזִ֥יף (zar·zîp̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2222: A drop, dripping

the earth.
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(6) He shall come down.--The rule of the monarch is to be beneficent as the rain refreshing the earth, and covering it with blessings as with verdure. Under a similar image, David's last words (2Samuel 23:4) describe a good government.

Mown grass.--The Hebrew word means "a shearing," and is used of a fleece (Judges 6:37; so here, LXX., Vulg., and Prayer Book version); of a hay crop (Amos 7:1). The reference here may be either to a "mown field," on which a shower would cause fresh grass to sprout, or to meadow grass ready for mowing.

Verse 6. - He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass; i.e. softly and gently, bringing refreshment (comp. Deuteronomy 32:2; Isaiah 55:10, 11; and perhaps 2 Samuel 23:4). As showers that water the earth. The same idea as in the preceding clause (comp. Hosea 6:3). 72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.
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