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2 Kings 19:24-26 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

24 I dried up every stream
    in the land of Egypt,
and I drank water
    from wells I had dug.”

25 Sennacherib, now listen
    to me, the Lord.
I planned all this long ago.
And you don’t even realize
    that I alone am the one
who decided that you
    would do these things.
I let you make ruins
    of fortified cities.
26 Their people became weak,
    terribly confused.
They were like wild flowers
    or tender young grass
    growing on a flat roof,
scorched before it matures.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 19.26 tender young grass. . . matures: Many of the houses had roofs made of packed earth. Grass would sometimes grow out of the roof, but would die quickly because of the sun and hot winds.

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