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The king's favor is like the clouds that bring rain in the springtime--life is there.
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In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.
Proverbs 19:12 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.
Job 29:23,24 They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower. . . .
Psalm 4:6 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: thou hast given gladness in my heart.
Psalm 21:6 For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
Acts 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Job 29:23 They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.
Psalm 30:5 For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.
Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.
Hosea 6:3 He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.
Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the Lord rain in the latter season, and the Lord will make snows, and will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
ContextThe Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
…14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it. 15In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.16Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.…
They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.
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