13 About Joseph(A) he said:

“May the Lord bless his land
    with the precious dew from heaven above
    and with the deep waters that lie below;(B)

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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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16 His roots dry up below(A)
    and his branches wither above.(B)

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19 My roots will reach to the water,(A)
    and the dew will lie all night on my branches.(B)

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20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
    and the clouds let drop the dew.

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19 But your dead(A) will live, Lord;
    their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust(B)
    wake up and shout for joy—
your dew(C) is like the dew of the morning;
    the earth will give birth to her dead.(D)

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I will be like the dew(A) to Israel;
    he will blossom like a lily.(B)
Like a cedar of Lebanon(C)
    he will send down his roots;(D)

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10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld(A) their dew(B) and the earth its crops.(C)

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12 “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit,(A) the ground will produce its crops,(B) and the heavens will drop their dew.(C) I will give all these things as an inheritance(D) to the remnant of this people.(E)

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