But its swamps and marshes will not become wholesome for animal life; they shall [as the river subsides] be left encrusted with salt and given over to it.
And that the passages [or ferries across the Euphrates] are stopped, and the great marshes they [the Medes] have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.
He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reeds in the marsh.
His underparts are like sharp pieces of broken pottery; he spreads [grooves like] a threshing sledge upon the mire.
Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?
And Tyre has built herself a stronghold [on an island a half mile from the shore, which seems impregnable], and heaped up silver like dust and fine gold like the mire of the streets.
And they shall be like mighty men treading down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle, and they shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the [oppressor's] riders on horses shall be confounded and put to shame.
2 Samuel 22:43
Then I beat them small as the dust of the earth; I crushed them as the mire of the street and scattered them abroad.
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the dirt and mire of the streets.
[God] has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overwhelm me.
So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon or cistern pit [in the charge] of Malchiah the king's son, which was in the court of the guard; and they let Jeremiah down [into the pit] with ropes. And in the dungeon or cistern pit there was no water, but only mire, and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
Behold, [in it] all the women who are left in the house of the king of Judah will be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes and will say [to you, King Zedekiah], Your friends have prevailed against your better judgment and have deceived you. Now when your feet are sunk in the mire [of trouble], they have turned their backs.
Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters.
He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.