26 Their people, drained of power,(A)
    are dismayed(B) and put to shame.
They are like plants in the field,
    like tender green shoots,(C)
like grass sprouting on the roof,
    scorched(D) before it grows up.

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26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

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They spring up like flowers(A) and wither away;(B)
    like fleeting shadows,(C) they do not endure.(D)

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He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

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My heart is blighted and withered like grass;(A)
    I forget to eat my food.(B)

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My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

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The grass withers(A) and the flowers fall,
    because the breath(B) of the Lord blows(C) on them.
    Surely the people are grass.

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

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