Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth : for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say , Arise , and save us.
She that hath borne seven languisheth : she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day : she hath been ashamed and confounded : and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies , saith the LORD.
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury , nor men have lent to me on usury ; yet every one of them doth curse me.
For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
Cursed be the day wherein I was born : let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed .
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying , A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad .
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished .
Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.