24 I have dug and drunk the waters of others, and with the plant of my feet have I dried all the [a]floods closed in.

25 Hast thou not heard, how I have of old time made it, and have formed it long ago? [b]and should I now bring it, that it should be destroyed, and laid on ruinous heaps, as cities defensed?

26 Whose [c]inhabitants have small power, and are afraid, and confounded: they are like the grass of the field, and green herb, or grass on the house tops, or as corn blasted before it be grown.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 19:24 Or, the waters of cities besieged.
  2. 2 Kings 19:25 He declareth that forasmuch as he is the author and beginning of his Church, he will never suffer it utterly to be destroyed, as other cities and kingdoms.
  3. 2 Kings 19:26 Thus he describeth the wicked, which for a time flourish, and afterward fade and decay like flowers.

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