15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled.(A) I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring(B) out my soul to the Lord.

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16 “And now my life ebbs away;(A)
    days of suffering grip me.(B)

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I am worn out(A) from my groaning.(B)

All night long I flood my bed with weeping(C)
    and drench my couch with tears.(D)

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14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.(A)
My heart has turned to wax;(B)
    it has melted(C) within me.

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My tears(A) have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”(B)

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These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:(A)
how I used to go to the house of God(B)
    under the protection of the Mighty One[a]
with shouts of joy(C) and praise(D)
    among the festive throng.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.

You have fed them with the bread of tears;(A)
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.(B)

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12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[a](A)
    and he will divide the spoils(B) with the strong,[b]
because he poured out his life unto death,(C)
    and was numbered with the transgressors.(D)
For he bore(E) the sin of many,(F)
    and made intercession(G) for the transgressors.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 53:12 Or many
  2. Isaiah 53:12 Or numerous

12 They say to their mothers,
    “Where is bread and wine?”(A)
as they faint like the wounded
    in the streets of the city,
as their lives ebb away(B)
    in their mothers’ arms.(C)

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