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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

Sorrow for Israel’s Sins

Woe is me!
For I am like those who gather summer fruits,
Like those who (A)glean vintage grapes;
There is no cluster to eat
Of the first-ripe fruit which (B)my soul desires.

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