Your country is desolate,(A)
    your cities burned with fire;(B)
your fields are being stripped by foreigners(C)
    right before you,
    laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.(D)

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“They sow the wind
    and reap the whirlwind.(A)
The stalk has no head;
    it will produce no flour.(B)
Were it to yield grain,
    foreigners would swallow it up.(C)

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