15 All the troops with Joab came and besieged Sheba in Abel Beth Maakah.(A) They built a siege ramp(B) up to the city, and it stood against the outer fortifications. While they were battering the wall to bring it down,

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A Song of Praise

26 In that day(A) this song will be sung(B) in the land of Judah:

We have a strong city;(C)
    God makes salvation
    its walls(D) and ramparts.(E)

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The Lord determined to tear down
    the wall around Daughter Zion.(A)
He stretched out a measuring line(B)
    and did not withhold his hand from destroying.
He made ramparts(C) and walls lament;
    together they wasted away.(D)

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I will stand at my watch(A)
    and station myself on the ramparts;(B)
I will look to see what he will say(C) to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:1 Or and what to answer when I am rebuked