According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
The grazing land was beautifully green, and appeared most desirable for flocks and herds. A farmer turned his sheep into the meadow, but after a short time some of them fell sick, and eventually all of them were affected. No one could understand the reason, until it was discovered that a flock of diseased sheep had previously occupied the field, the grass of which had become tainted and the pasture poisoned. How careful all should be of the books they read, the companionships they form, and the amusements in which they indulge! Do they taint the mind and poison the soul? For according to their pasture so is their life.
Parallel VersesKJV: According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.