Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants.
is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."
When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
A king's rage is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
I will make it a wasteland. It will not be pruned or weeded; thorns and briers will grow up. I will also give orders to the clouds that rain should not fall on it.
When the LORD gives you rest from your pain, torment, and the hard labor you were forced to do,
you will sing this song [of contempt] about the king of Babylon and say: How the oppressor has quieted down, and how the raging has become quiet!
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers.
I will appoint over them a single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd.
I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be a prince among them. I, the LORD, have spoken.
"I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate dangerous animals in the land, so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest.
I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season-- showers of blessing.
Let us strive to know the LORD. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.
His new branches will spread, and his splendor will be like the olive tree, his fragrance, like [the forest of] Lebanon.
The people will return and live beneath his shade. They will grow grain and blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.