New International Version
26 “Have you not heard?
Long ago I ordained(A) it.
In days of old I planned(B) it;
now I have brought it to pass,
that you have turned fortified cities
into piles of stone.(C)
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(D) sprouting on the roof,(E)
scorched[a] before it grows up.
- 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