Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
They will hear, 'Run! Save yourselves! Even if you must be like a lonely shrub in the desert!'
Can the papyrus plant grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish without water?
He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots and he will depart by the breath of God's mouth.
Not so with the wicked! Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.
When the wicked sprout up like grass, and all the evildoers glisten, it is so that they may be annihilated.
May they be like the grass on the rooftops which withers before one can even pull it up,
For you will be like a tree whose leaves wither, like an orchard that is unwatered.
2 Kings 7:2
An officer who was the king's right-hand man responded to the prophet, "Look, even if the Lord made it rain by opening holes in the sky, could this happen so soon?" Elisha said, "Look, you will see it happen with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of the food!"
He will not look on the streams, the rivers, which are the torrents of honey and butter.
The whole land will be covered with brimstone, salt, and burning debris; it will not be planted nor will it sprout or produce grass. It will resemble the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his intense anger.
Abimelech fought against the city all that day. He captured the city and killed all the people in it. Then he leveled the city and spread salt over it.
But its swamps and its marshes will not become fresh; they will remain salty.
Therefore, as surely as I live," says the Lord who commands armies, the God of Israel, "be certain that Moab will become like Sodom and the Ammonites like Gomorrah. They will be overrun by weeds, filled with salt pits, and permanently desolate. Those of my people who are left will plunder their belongings; those who are left in Judah will take possession of their land."
2 Kings 7:20
This is exactly what happened to him. The people trampled him to death in the city gate.
While they are still beginning to flower and not ripe for cutting, they can wither away faster than any grass!
It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in people.