for like the grass they will soon wither,(A)
    like green plants they will soon die away.(B)

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The fields of Heshbon(A) wither,(B)
    the vines of Sibmah(C) also.
The rulers of the nations
    have trampled down the choicest vines,(D)
which once reached Jazer(E)
    and spread toward the desert.
Their shoots spread out(F)
    and went as far as the sea.[a](G)

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  1. Isaiah 16:8 Probably the Dead Sea
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The earth dries up(A) and withers,(B)
    the world languishes and withers,
    the heavens(C) languish with the earth.(D)

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The new wine dries up(A) and the vine withers;(B)
    all the merrymakers groan.(C)

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11 In the streets they cry out(A) for wine;(B)
    all joy turns to gloom,(C)
    all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.

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The land dries up(A) and wastes away,
    Lebanon(B) is ashamed and withers;(C)
Sharon(D) is like the Arabah,
    and Bashan(E) and Carmel(F) drop their leaves.

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All the stars in the sky will be dissolved(A)
    and the heavens rolled up(B) like a scroll;
all the starry host will fall(C)
    like withered(D) leaves from the vine,
    like shriveled figs from the fig tree.

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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(A) sprouting on the roof,(B)
    scorched[a] before it grows up.

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  1. 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
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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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Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
    look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,(A)
    the earth will wear out like a garment(B)
    and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation(C) will last forever,(D)
    my righteousness will never fail.(E)

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12 “I, even I, am he who comforts(A) you.
    Who are you that you fear(B) mere mortals,(C)
    human beings who are but grass,(D)

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Because of this the land dries up,(A)
    and all who live in it waste away;(B)
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea are swept away.(C)

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12 The vine is dried up
    and the fig tree is withered;(A)
the pomegranate,(B) the palm and the apple[a] tree—
    all the trees of the field—are dried up.(C)
Surely the people’s joy
    is withered away.

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  1. Joel 1:12 Or possibly apricot
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