17 Then the Lord’s anger(A) will burn against you, and he will shut up(B) the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,(C) and you will soon perish(D) from the good land the Lord is giving you.

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24 The Lord will turn the rain(A) of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

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21 “Mountains of Gilboa,(A)
    may you have neither dew(B) nor rain,(C)
    may no showers fall on your terraced fields.[a](D)
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
    the shield of Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.(E)

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  1. 2 Samuel 1:21 Or / nor fields that yield grain for offerings
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36 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach(A) them the right way(B) to live, and send rain(C) on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

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15 If he holds back the waters,(A) there is drought;(B)
    if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.(C)

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25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.(A)

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