Bible: Jer 4:30-31

4:30 And you, Zion, city doomed to destruction, 1 

you accomplish nothing 2  by wearing a beautiful dress, 3 

decking yourself out in jewels of gold,

and putting on eye shadow! 4 

You are making yourself beautiful for nothing.

Your lovers spurn you.

They want to kill you. 5 

4:31 In fact, 6  I hear a cry like that of a woman in labor,

a cry of anguish like that of a woman giving birth to her first baby.

It is the cry of Daughter Zion 7  gasping for breath,

reaching out for help, 8  saying, “I am done in! 9 

My life is ebbing away before these murderers!

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