17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,[a](A) who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men(B) or young women, the elderly or the infirm.(C) God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:17 Or Chaldeans

18 Their bows(A) will strike down the young men;(B)
    they will have no mercy(C) on infants,
    nor will they look with compassion on children.(D)

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31 I hear a cry as of a woman in labor,(A)
    a groan as of one bearing her first child—
the cry of Daughter Zion(B) gasping for breath,(C)
    stretching out her hands(D) and saying,
“Alas! I am fainting;
    my life is given over to murderers.”(E)

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21 “Young and old lie together
    in the dust of the streets;
my young men and young women
    have fallen by the sword.(A)
You have slain them in the day of your anger;
    you have slaughtered them without pity.(B)

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