Bible: Jer 9:20-22

9:20 I said, 1 

“So now, 2  you wailing women, hear what the Lord says. 3 

Open your ears to the words from his mouth.

Teach your daughters this mournful song,

and each of you teach your neighbor 4  this lament.

9:21Death has climbed in 5  through our windows.

It has entered into our fortified houses.

It has taken away our children who play in the streets.

It has taken away our young men who gather in the city squares.’

9:22 Tell your daughters and neighbors, ‘The Lord says,

The dead bodies of people will lie scattered everywhere

like manure scattered on a field.

They will lie scattered on the ground

like grain that has been cut down but has not been gathered.”’ 6 

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