Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That it will sprout
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time I will wait until my transformation comes.
He has pulled me up on every side, and I am dried up; he has caused my hope to pass like an uprooted tree.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Days shall come when Jacob shall take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and the face of the world shall be filled with fruit.
nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and of brass shall he be bound in the green grass of the field; and let him be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
For to him that is still among the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.