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A voice says, “Cry out!”
    And I ask, “What should I say?”
    “All people are as frail as grass,
    and their elegance is like a wilting wildflower.
The grass withers, the flower fades
    when the breath of Yahweh blows upon it;
    the people are just like grass!
But even though grass withers and the flower fades,
    the word of our God stands strong forever!”[a]

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  1. Isaiah 40:8 See Ps. 103:15-16; 119:8-90; James 1:9-11; 1 Peter 1:24-25.