Isaiah 28:4

Overview - Isaiah 28
The prophet threatens Ephraim for their pride and drunkenness.
The residue shall be advanced in the kingdom of Christ.
He rebukes their error;
their untowardness to learn;
14 and their security.
16 Christ the sure foundation is promised.
17 Their security shall be tried.
23 They are incited to the consideration of God's discreet providence.
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Isaiah 28:4  (King James Version)
And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

shall be
1 ; Psalms 73:19 Psalms 73:20 ; Hosea 6:4 ; Hosea 9:10 Hosea 9:11 Hosea 9:16 Hosea 13:1 Hosea 13:15 James 1:10 James 1:11

the hasty
"No sooner," says Dr. Shaw, "doth the {boccore} (or early fig) draw near to perfection in the middle or latter end of June, than the {kermez,} or summer fig, begins to be formed, though it rarely ripens before August; about which time the same tree frequently throws out a third crop, or winter fig, as we may call it. This is usually of a much longer shape and darker complexion than the {kermez,} hanging and ripening upon the tree, even after the leaves are shed; and, provided the winter proves mild and temperate, is gathered as a delicious morsel in the spring."
Micah 7:1 ; Nahum 3:12 ; Revelation 6:13

Hebrew swalloweth.