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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This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Cut down the trees(A)
    and build siege ramps(B) against Jerusalem.
This city must be punished;
    it is filled with oppression.(C)

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