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24 I have dug wells
    and drunk foreign waters,
and I dried up with the sole of my foot
    all the streams of Egypt.’

25 “Have you not heard?
    Long ago I arranged it,
in ancient times I formed it;
    now I bring it to pass,
that you will turn impregnable cities
    into desolate heaps of stones.
26 Their inhabitants are powerless;
    they are terrified and ashamed.
They are like grass of the field
    and new vegetation,
grass on the roof tops,
    scorched before it stands.

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