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Deuteronomy 32

Deut. 32:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

My doctrine
leqach (Hebrew #3948)
properly, something received, i.e. (mentally) instruction (whether on the part of the teacher or hearer); also (in an active and sinister sense) inveiglement
KJV usage: doctrine, learning, fair speech.
Pronounce: leh'-kakh
Origin: from 3947
shall drop
`araph (Hebrew #6201)
to droop; hence, to drip
KJV usage: drop (down).
Pronounce: aw-raf'
Origin: a primitive root
v as the rain
matar (Hebrew #4306)
KJV usage: rain.
Pronounce: maw-tawr'
Origin: from 4305
, my speech
'imrah (Hebrew #565)
feminine of 561, and meaning the same
KJV usage: commandment, speech, word.
Pronounce: im-raw'
Origin: or memrah {em-raw'}
shall distil
nazal (Hebrew #5140)
to drip, or shed by trickling
KJV usage: distil, drop, flood, (cause to) flow(-ing), gush out, melt, pour (down), running water, stream.
Pronounce: naw-zal'
Origin: a primitive root
as the dew
tal (Hebrew #2919)
dew (as covering vegetation)
KJV usage: dew.
Pronounce: tal
Origin: from 2926
, as the small rain
sa`iyr (Hebrew #8164)
a shower (as tempestuous)
KJV usage: small rain.
Pronounce: saw-eer'
Origin: formed the same as 8163
upon the tender herb
deshe' (Hebrew #1877)
a sprout; by analogy, grass
KJV usage: (tender) grass, green, (tender)herb.
Pronounce: deh'-sheh
Origin: from 1876
, and as the showers
rabiyb (Hebrew #7241)
a rain (as an accumulation of drops)
KJV usage: shower.
Pronounce: raw-beeb'
Origin: from 7231
upon the grass
`eseb (Hebrew #6212)
grass (or any tender shoot)
KJV usage: grass, herb.
Pronounce: eh'seb
Origin: from an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green)

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Cross References

2 Sam. 23:4• 4And 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. (2 Sam. 23:4)
Job 29:22‑23• 22After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
23And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
(Job 29:22‑23)
Psa. 72:6• 6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. (Psa. 72:6)
Isa. 55:10‑11• 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
(Isa. 55:10‑11)
Hos. 6:4• 4O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. (Hos. 6:4)
Hos. 14:5• 5I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. (Hos. 14:5)
1 Cor. 3:6‑8• 6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
(1 Cor. 3:6‑8)
Heb. 6:7• 7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: (Heb. 6:7)
as the showers.

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

Imrah, "a word," "speech," see Note to Ps. 119.11. Occurs also in ch. 33.9.