4 I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit.
v’-na-ta-TEE gish-may-KHEM b’-i-TAM v’-na-t’-NAH ha-A-retz y’-vu-LAH v’-AYTZ ha-sa-DEH yi-TAYN pir-YO
ד וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם בְּעִתָּם וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ יְבוּלָהּ וְעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ׃
26:4 I will grant your rains in their season
Israel depends heavily on rain in order to grow its crops, as it does not have an independent body of water which can provide sufficient irrigation. Water can be the source of great blessing, but at the wrong times, too much or too little water can also be a curse. In this verse, Hashem promises that if the Children of Israel follow His commandments and do what He asks of them, He will bless them with the right amount of water at the right times, in order to provide an abundance of crops. In Hebrew, this rain is called gishmay b’racha (גשמי ברכה), ‘rain of blessing’ (Ezekiel 34:26).