43 (A)The stranger who is among you will rise above you higher and higher, and you will go down lower and lower. 44 (B)He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him; (C)he will be the head, and you will be the tail.

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Her adversaries have become [a]her masters,
Her enemies are [b]secure;
For the Lord has [c](A)caused her grief
Because of the multitude of her wrongdoings;
Her little ones have gone away
As captives [d]led by the enemy.

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  1. Lamentations 1:5 Lit head
  2. Lamentations 1:5 Or at ease
  3. Lamentations 1:5 Or tormented her
  4. Lamentations 1:5 Lit before

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