[Prolonged famine has made] them look blacker than soot and darkness; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it is withered and it has become [dry] like a stick.
He shall not depart out of darkness [and escape from calamity; the wrath of God] shall consume him as flame consumes a dry tree, and by the blast of His mouth he shall be swept away.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
My heart is smitten like grass and withered, so that [in absorption] I forget to eat my food.
You have laid firm hold on me and have shriveled me up, which is a witness against me; and my leanness [and wretched state of body] are further evidence [against me]; [they] testify to my face.
Yes, these men are scarcely planted, scarcely are they sown, scarcely does their stock take root in the earth, when [the Lord] blows upon them and they wither, and the whirlwind or tempest takes them away like stubble.
For you shall be like an oak or terebinth whose leaf withers, and like a garden that has no water.
For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God's favor, hurrying us toward destruction].
My days are like an evening shadow that stretches out and declines [with the sun]; and I am withered like grass.
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit. Yes, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even their beloved children.
The roots [of the wicked] shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off and wither.
But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they dried up and withered away.
And when the sun came up, it was scorched, and because it had not taken root, it withered away.
If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.