My teaching will drop like the rain.
My speech will descend like the dew,
like the raindrops on the tender grass,
like the showers on the herb. Bible see other translations

“like the raindrops.” The exact meaning of the Hebrew word translated “raindrops” is not known, which explains the large variation among the English translations.

“grass.” The Hebrew word eseb (#06212 עֵשֶׂב), translated “grass” is hard to bring into English. It was the general word for the weeds that naturally grew in any field. The biblical world did not have “grass” as we know it today. It just had areas of weeds. Sometimes those weeds were long and thick, like a weedy field today, while in other areas people’s sheep, goats, and cows, kept the weeds eaten down, but they were still just weeds.

[For more on “grass” see commentary on Proverbs 19:12.]

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 32:2