Jeremiah 9:17-22 NIV

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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22 Say, “This is what the LORD declares: “ ‘Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.’ ”

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Study tools for Jeremiah 9:17-22

  • a 9:3 - Or "lies;" / "they are not valiant for truth"
  • b 9:4 - Or "a deceiving Jacob"
  • c 9:6 - That is, Jeremiah (the Hebrew is singular)
  • d 9:26 - Or "wilderness and who clip the hair by their foreheads"