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

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15 The life of mortals is like grass,(A)
    they flourish like a flower(B) of the field;

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16 the wind blows(A) over it and it is gone,
    and its place(B) remembers it no more.

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A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,(A)
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

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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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31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.(A)

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24 For,

“All people are like grass,
    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,

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