17 (A)Like a pregnant woman
    who writhes and cries out in her pangs
    when she is near to giving birth,
so were we because of you, O Lord;

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(A)Trembling took hold of them there,
    anguish (B)as of a woman in labor.

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They will be dismayed:
    (A)pangs and agony will seize them;
    (B)they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at one another;
    their faces will be aflame.

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While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then (A)sudden destruction will come upon them (B)as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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She was pregnant and (A)was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.

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