Listen, you people of Israel! Listen to this funeral song I am singing:
"The virgin Israel has fallen, never to rise again! She lies forsaken on the ground, with none to raise her up."
The Sovereign LORD says: "When one of your cities sends a thousand men to battle, only a hundred will return. When a town sends a hundred, only ten will come back alive."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)