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Jeremiah 9:17 - 9:22

17 Thus says Yahweh of hosts,
“Carefully consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come;
And send for the skillful women, that they may come!
Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us,
That our eyes may shed tears
And our eyelids flow with water.
For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion,
‘How we are destroyed!
We are put to great shame,
For we have left the land
Because they have cast down our dwellings.’”
Indeed, hear the word of Yahweh, O you women,
And let your ear receive the word of His mouth;
Teach your daughters wailing,
And everyone her neighbor a funeral lamentation.
For death has come up through our windows;
It has entered our palaces
To cut off the infants from the streets,
The choice men from the open squares.
Speak, “Thus declares Yahweh,
‘The corpses of men will fall like dung on the open field
And like the sheaf after the reaper,
But no one will gather them.’”