21 Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I crushed it and ground it to powder as fine as dust(A) and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain.(B)

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39 He remembered that they were but flesh,(A)
    a passing breeze(B) that does not return.

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15 The life of mortals is like grass,(A)
    they flourish like a flower(B) of the field;

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22 Stop trusting in mere humans,(A)
    who have but a breath(B) in their nostrils.
    Why hold them in esteem?(C)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 37:27 Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Kings 19:26); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text roof / and terraced fields

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,(A)
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

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12 “I, even I, am he who comforts(A) you.
    Who are you that you fear(B) mere mortals,(C)
    human beings who are but grass,(D)

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