26 Therefore their inhabitants were [a]powerless,
They were shattered and put to shame.
They were (A)like the vegetation of the field and the green grass,
Like grass on the housetops that is scorched before it has grown.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 19:26 Lit short of hand

For this reason my (A)loins are full of anguish;
Pains have seized me like the pains of a (B)woman in labor.
I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

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Why have I seen it?
They are terrified,
They are (A)retreating,
And their (B)warriors are defeated
And have taken refuge in flight,
Without facing back.
[a](C)Terror is on every side!”
Declares the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 46:5 Heb Magor-missabib i.e., Terror is on every side