“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
He said, “ Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
“ His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
Let briars grow instead of wheat, And stinkweed instead of barley.” The words of Job are ended.
You turn man back into dust And say, “Return, O children of men.”
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.
“I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.”
And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns.
For the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up; Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.
For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, “ Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.
“They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit. But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the Lord.”
Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.