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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For they shall soon be cut down (A)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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For (A)the fields of Heshbon languish,
And (B)the vine of Sibmah;
The lords of the nations have broken down its choice plants,
Which have reached to Jazer
And wandered through the wilderness.
Her branches are stretched out,
They are gone over the (C)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 earth mourns and fades away,
The world languishes and fades away;
The (A)haughty[a] people of the earth languish.

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  1. Isaiah 24:4 proud

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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(A)The new wine fails, the vine languishes,
All the merry-hearted 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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11 There is a cry 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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(A)The earth mourns and languishes,
Lebanon is shamed and shriveled;
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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(A)All the host of heaven shall be dissolved,
And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll;
(B)All their host shall fall down
As the leaf falls from the vine,
And as (C)fruit falling from a fig tree.

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