19 Surely its life withers(A) away,
    and[a] from the soil other plants grow.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 8:19 Or Surely all the joy it has / is that

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

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16 His roots dry up below(A)
    and his branches wither above.(B)

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that the mirth of the wicked(A) is brief,
    the joy of the godless(B) lasts but a moment.(C)

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Yet you sweep people away(A) in the sleep of death—
    they are like the new grass of the morning:
In the morning it springs up new,
    but by evening it is dry and withered.(B)

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11 My days are like the evening shadow;(A)
    I wither(B) away like grass.

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All the stars in the sky will be dissolved(A)
    and the heavens rolled up(B) like a scroll;
all the starry host will fall(C)
    like withered(D) leaves from the vine,
    like shriveled figs from the fig tree.

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The grass withers(A) and the flowers fall,
    because the breath(B) of the Lord blows(C) on them.
    Surely the people are grass.

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24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,
    no sooner do they take root(A) in the ground,
than he blows(B) on them and they wither,(C)
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.(D)

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