?KhetNow they appear darker than soot;
they are not recognized in the streets.
Their skin has shriveled on their bones;
it has become dry like wood.
He will not escape from the darkness;
flames will wither his shoots,
and by the breath of God’s mouth, he will depart.
For they wither quickly like grass
and wilt like tender green plants.
My heart is afflicted, withered like grass;
I even forget to eat my food.
You have shriveled me up—it has become a witness;
My frailty rises up against me and testifies to my face.
They are barely planted, barely sown,
their stem hardly takes root in the ground
when He blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble.
For you will become like an oak
whose leaves are withered,
and like a garden without water.
All of us have become like something unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment;
all of us wither like a leaf,
and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.
My days are like a lengthening shadow,
and I wither away like grass.
Ephraim is struck down;
their roots are withered;
they cannot bear fruit.
Even if they bear children,
I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.
His roots below dry up,
and his branches above wither away.
But when the sun came up they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered.
When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it didn’t have a root, it withered.
If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.