17 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them.
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18 Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids.
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19 The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.’ ”
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20 Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament.
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21 Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.
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