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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at the sound of the hooves of galloping steeds,
    at the noise of enemy chariots(A)
    and the rumble of their wheels.
Parents will not turn to help their children;
    their hands will hang limp.(B)

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And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?(A)’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt with fear(B) and every hand go limp;(C) every spirit will become faint(D) and every leg will be wet with urine.’(E) It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

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14 Will your courage endure(A) or your hands(B) be strong in the day I deal with you? I the Lord have spoken,(C) and I will do it.(D)

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