Distresses Foretold

1 The word of the LORD also came to me saying,
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      2 "You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place."
      3 For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and daughters born in this place, and concerning their 1mothers who bear them, and their 2fathers who beget them in this land:
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      4 "They will 3die of deadly diseases, they 4will not be lamented or buried; they will be as 5dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses will become food for the 6birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth."