you make it rich and fertile 2
with overflowing streams full of water. 3
You provide grain for them, 4
for you prepare the earth to yield its crops. 5
With rain showers you soften its soil, 9
and make its crops grow. 10
and you leave abundance in your wake. 12
and the hills are clothed with joy. 14
65:13 The meadows are clothed with sheep,
and the valleys are covered with grain.
They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.
[65:9] 5 tn Heb “for thus [referring to the provision of rain described in the first half of the verse] you prepare it.” The third feminine singular pronominal suffix attached to the verb “prepare” refers back to the “earth,” which is a feminine noun with regard to grammatical form.