New International Version
Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.
King James Bible
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore over you the heavens withhold their dew, and the earth withholdeth its fruit.
World English Bible
Therefore for your sake the heavens withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, over you refrained have the heavens from dew, And the land hath refrained its increase.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew - It appears from the following verse that God had sent a drought upon the land, which threatened them with scarcity and famine.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.'--HAGGAI i. 6 A large emigration had taken place from the land of captivity to Jerusalem. The great purpose which the returning exiles had in view was the rebuilding of the Temple, as the centre-point of the restored nation. With true heroism, and much noble and unselfish …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.
The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.
You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it."
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