Bible: Isaiah 26:17-18

26:17 As when a pregnant woman gets ready to deliver

and strains and cries out because of her labor pains,

so were we because of you, O Lord.

26:18 We were pregnant, we strained,

we gave birth, as it were, to wind. 1 

We cannot produce deliverance on the earth;

people to populate the world are not born. 2 

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