This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Consider, and summon the women who mourn;a send for the skillful women.
Let them come quickly to raise a lament over usb so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping.
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.
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,
for Deathe has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.
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].