Also the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; yet you shall not mourn or weep nor shall your tears run down.
Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of mourners."
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died. And on the next morning I did as I was commanded.
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