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Jeremiah 9:17-22 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Mourning over Judah

17 This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Consider, and summon the women who mourn;a send for the skillful women. 18 Let them come quickly to raise a lament over usb so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping. 19 For a sound of lamentation is heard from Zion: How devastated we are. We are greatly ashamed,c for we have abandoned the land; our dwellings have been torn down. 20 Now hear the word of the Lord, you women. Pay attention tod the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters a lament and one another a dirge, 21 for Deathe has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares. 22 Speak as follows: This is what the Lord says: Human corpses will fall like manure on the surface of the field, like newly cut grainf after the reaper with no one to gather [it].
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