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That I might weep day and night for the slain of bthe daughter of my people!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of bbwayfaring men;
That I might leave my people, and go from them!
3 And fthey bend their tongues like their bow for lies:
For they proceed from evil to evil,
And ktrust ye not in any brother:
For every brother lwill utterly supplant,
And every neighbour mwill walk with slanders.
5 And they will ||deceive every one his neighbour,
And will not speak the truth:
They have taught their tongue to speak lies,
And weary themselves nto commit iniquity.
oThrough deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.
One uspeaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth,
9 wShall I not visit them for these things? saith the Lord:
Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Neither can men hear the voice of the cattle;
aAre fled; they are gone.
And I will make the cities of Judah †desolate, without an inhabitant.
12 eWho is the wise man, that may understand this?
And who is he to whom the mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that he may declare it,
For what the land perisheth
And fis burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?
13 And the Lord saith, Because gthey have forsaken my law which I set before them,
And have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;
And after Baalim, iwhich their fathers taught them:
And mgive them water of gall to drink.
Consider ye, and call for rthe mourning women, that they may come;
And send for cunning women, that they may come:
That sour eyes may run down with tears,
And our eyelids gush out with waters.
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, tHow are we spoiled!
We are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land,
Because our dwellings have ucast us out.
And let your ear receive the word of his mouth,
And teach your daughters wailing,
And every one her neighbour lamentation.
Even the carcases of men shall fall xas dung upon the open field,
Neither let the mighty man glory in his might,
Let not the rich man glory in his riches:
That he understandeth and dknoweth me,
That I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
For ein these things I delight, saith the Lord.
25 Behold, fthe days come, saith the Lord,
26 hEgypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab,
And all that are †in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness:
For all these nations are uncircumcised,
And all the house of Israel iare uncircumcised in the heart.
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