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Deuteronomy 28:24

    Deuteronomy 28:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD shall make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down on you, until you be destroyed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah will make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust, sending it down on you from heaven till your destruction is complete.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah will make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from the sky shall it come down on you, until you are destroyed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 28:24

    The rain of thy land powder and dust - As their heavens - atmosphere, clouds, etc., were to be as brass - yielding no rain; so the surface of the earth must be reduced to powder; and this, being frequently taken up by the strong winds, would fall down in showers instead of rain. Whole caravans have been buried under showers of sand; and Thevenot, a French traveler, who had observed these showers of dust, etc., says, "They grievously annoy all they fall on, filling their eyes, ears, nostrils, etc." - Travels in the East, part 1, book ii., chap. 80. The ophthalmia in Egypt appears to be chiefly owing to a very fine sand, the particles of which are like broken glass, which are carried about by the wind, and, entering into the ciliary glands, produce grievous and continual inflammations.

    Deuteronomy 28:24

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 28:24

    When the heat is very great the atmosphere in Palestine is often filled with dust and sand; the wind is a burning sirocco, and the air comparable to the glowing heat at the mouth of a furnace.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 28:24

    28:24 Dust - Either thy rain shall be as unprofitable to thy ground and seed as if it were only so much dust. Or instead of rain shall come nothing but dust from heaven, which being raised and carried up by the wind in great abundance, returns, and falls upon the earth as it were in clouds or showers.