He covers the sky with clouds;(A)
    he supplies the earth with rain(B)
    and makes grass grow(C) on the hills.

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Therefore the showers have been withheld,(A)
    and no spring rains(B) have fallen.
Yet you have the brazen(C) look of a prostitute;
    you refuse to blush with shame.(D)

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24 They do not say to themselves,
    ‘Let us fear(A) the Lord our God,
who gives autumn and spring rains(B) in season,
    who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’(C)

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23 Be glad, people of Zion,
    rejoice(A) in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
    because he is faithful.(B)
He sends you abundant showers,(C)
    both autumn(D) and spring rains,(E) as before.

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Patience in Suffering

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.(A) See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting(B) for the autumn and spring rains.(C)

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