Even if they escape from destruction,
    Egypt will gather them,(A)
    and Memphis(B) will bury them.(C)
Their treasures of silver(D) will be taken over by briers,
    and thorns(E) will overrun their tents.

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16 Ephraim(A) is blighted,
    their root is withered,
    they yield no fruit.(B)
Even if they bear children,
    I will slay(C) their cherished offspring.”

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10 The enemy laid hands
    on all her treasures;(A)
she saw pagan nations
    enter her sanctuary(B)
those you had forbidden(C)
    to enter your assembly.

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11 All her people groan(A)
    as they search for bread;(B)
they barter their treasures for food
    to keep themselves alive.
“Look, Lord, and consider,
    for I am despised.”

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Like an enemy he has strung his bow;(A)
    his right hand is ready.
Like a foe he has slain
    all who were pleasing to the eye;(B)
he has poured out his wrath(C) like fire(D)
    on the tent(E) of Daughter Zion.

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10 Your sacred cities(A) have become a wasteland;
    even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.(B)

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16 “Son of man, with one blow(A) I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes.(B) Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.(C)

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18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.(A)

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21 Say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary(A)—the stronghold in which you take pride,(B) the delight of your eyes,(C) the object of your affection. The sons and daughters(D) you left behind will fall by the sword.(E)

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25 “And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes,(A) their heart’s desire,(B) and their sons and daughters(C) as well—

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