20 Your strength will be spent in vain,(A) because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.(B)

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“They sow the wind
    and reap the whirlwind.(A)
The stalk has no head;
    it will produce no flour.(B)
Were it to yield grain,
    foreigners would swallow it up.(C)

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11 Despair, you farmers,(A)
    wail, you vine growers;
grieve for the wheat and the barley,(B)
    because the harvest of the field is destroyed.(C)

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You have planted much, but harvested little.(A) You eat, but never have enough.(B) You drink, but never have your fill.(C) You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages,(D) only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”

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