20 But suffering is in store each day for those who sin. 21 Even in times of success, they constantly hear the threat of doom. 22 Darkness, despair, and death are their destiny. 23 They scrounge around for food, all the while dreading the approaching darkness. 24 They are overcome with despair, like a terrified king about to go into battle. 25 This is because they rebelled against God All-Powerful 26 and have attacked him with their weapons.
27 They may be rich and fat, 28 but they will live in the ruins of deserted towns. 29 Their property and wealth will shrink and disappear. 30 They won’t escape the darkness, and the blazing breath of God will set their future aflame. 31 They have put their trust in something worthless; now they will become worthless 32 like a date palm tree without a leaf.[a] 33 Or like vineyards or orchards whose blossoms and unripe fruit drop to the ground. 34 Yes, the godless and the greedy will have nothing but flames feasting on their homes, 35 because they are the parents of trouble and vicious lies.
15.32leaf: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of Verse 32.
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