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13 Adonai will go out like a soldier,
like a soldier roused to the fury of battle;
he will shout, yes, he raises the battle cry;
as he triumphs over his foes.

14 “For a long time I have held my peace,
I have been silent, restrained myself.
Now I will shriek like a woman in labor,
panting and gasping for air.
15 I will devastate mountains and hills,
wither all their vegetation,
turn the rivers into islands
and dry up the lakes.

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13 The Lord will march out like a champion,(A)
    like a warrior(B) he will stir up his zeal;(C)
with a shout(D) he will raise the battle cry
    and will triumph over his enemies.(E)

14 “For a long time I have kept silent,(F)
    I have been quiet and held myself back.(G)
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
    I cry out, I gasp and pant.(H)
15 I will lay waste(I) the mountains(J) and hills
    and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
    and dry up(K) the pools.

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