18 We were with child, we writhed in labor,
    but we gave birth(A) to wind.
We have not brought salvation(B) to the earth,
    and the people of the world have not come to life.(C)

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Do I bring to the moment of birth(A)
    and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
“Do I close up the womb
    when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

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13 Pains as of a woman in childbirth(A) come to him,
    but he is a child without wisdom;
when the time(B) arrives,
    he doesn’t have the sense to come out of the womb.(C)

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