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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They spring up like flowers(A) and wither away;(B)
    like fleeting shadows,(C) they do not endure.(D)

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My heart is blighted and withered like grass;(A)
    I forget to eat my food.(B)

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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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