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And the glorious beauty is a fading flower
Which is at the head of the [a]verdant valley,
Like the first fruit before the summer,
Which an observer sees;
He eats it up while it is still in his hand.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:4 Lit. valley of fatness

10 “I found Israel
Like grapes in the (A)wilderness;
I saw your fathers
As the (B)firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season.
But they went to (C)Baal Peor,
And [a]separated themselves to that shame;
(D)They became an abomination like the thing they loved.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 9:10 Or dedicated

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