[a]Oh, that my head were a spring of water
    and my eyes a fountain of tears!(A)
I would weep(B) day and night
    for the slain of my people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-26 is numbered 9:1-25.

16 “This is why I weep
    and my eyes overflow with tears.(A)
No one is near to comfort(B) me,
    no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
    because the enemy has prevailed.”(C)

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18 The hearts of the people
    cry out to the Lord.(A)
You walls of Daughter Zion,(B)
    let your tears(C) flow like a river
    day and night;(D)
give yourself no relief,
    your eyes no rest.(E)

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