for like the grass they will soon wither,(A)
    like green plants they will soon die away.(B)

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For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

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The fields of Heshbon(A) wither,(B)
    the vines of Sibmah(C) also.
The rulers of the nations
    have trampled down the choicest vines,(D)
which once reached Jazer(E)
    and spread toward the desert.
Their shoots spread out(F)
    and went as far as the sea.[a](G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 16:8 Probably the Dead Sea

For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

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The earth dries up(A) and withers,(B)
    the world languishes and withers,
    the heavens(C) languish with the earth.(D)

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The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

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The new wine dries up(A) and the vine withers;(B)
    all the merrymakers groan.(C)

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The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.

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11 In the streets they cry out(A) for wine;(B)
    all joy turns to gloom,(C)
    all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.

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11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

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The land dries up(A) and wastes away,
    Lebanon(B) is ashamed and withers;(C)
Sharon(D) is like the Arabah,
    and Bashan(E) and Carmel(F) drop their leaves.

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The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

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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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And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

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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

27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

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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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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

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Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
    look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,(A)
    the earth will wear out like a garment(B)
    and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation(C) will last forever,(D)
    my righteousness will never fail.(E)

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Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

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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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12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

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