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01.md 963B

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest

Normally snow does not fall during the summer and rain does not fall during the harvest. This can be stated clearly. AT: “Just as it would be very strange to have snow in summer or rain during the harvest” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-simile and rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-explicit)

so an undeserved curse does not alight

A curse that does not harm a person is spoken of as if it were a bird that does not land. AT: “so an undeserved curse does not land on its mark” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-simile)

an undeserved curse

This can be stated with an active form. AT: “a curse on a person who does not deserve it” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-activepassive)


land on someone or something


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/harvest
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/foolish
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/honor
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/curse