My heart cries out(A) over Moab;(B)
    her fugitives(C) flee as far as Zoar,(D)
    as far as Eglath Shelishiyah.
They go up the hill to Luhith,
    weeping as they go;
on the road to Horonaim(E)
    they lament their destruction.(F)

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So I weep,(A) as Jazer weeps,
    for the vines of Sibmah.
Heshbon and Elealeh,(B)
    I drench you with tears!(C)
The shouts of joy(D) over your ripened fruit
    and over your harvests(E) have been stilled.

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Therefore I said, “Turn away from me;
    let me weep(A) bitterly.
Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.”(B)

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11 My eyes fail from weeping,(A)
    I am in torment within(B);
my heart(C) is poured out(D) on the ground
    because my people are destroyed,(E)
because children and infants faint(F)
    in the streets of the city.

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18 They will put on sackcloth(A)
    and be clothed with terror.(B)
Every face will be covered with shame,
    and every head will be shaved.(C)

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Weeping and Mourning

Because of this I will weep(A) and wail;
    I will go about barefoot(B) and naked.
I will howl like a jackal
    and moan like an owl.

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