Deuteronomy 28:24

Overview - Deuteronomy 28
The blessings for obedience.
15 The curses for disobedience.
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Deuteronomy 28:24  (King James Version)
The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

make the rain
This was a natural consequence of their heaven's being brass, or yielding no rain; for the surface of the earth being reduced to powder, and frequently taken up by strong winds, would fall down in showers instead of rain. These showers of sand frequently, in the East, bury whole caravans.
12 ; Genesis 19:24 ; Job 18:15-21 ; Isaiah 5:24 ; Amos 4:11