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19 The towns of the Negev are shut up,
    and there is no one who opens them.[a]
All of Judah is deported;
    it is deported in completeness.
20 Lift up your eyes
    and see those coming from the north.
Where is the flock that was given to you,
    your magnificent flock?[b]
21 What will you say when he sets over you—
    and you have taught them—allies as head over you?
Will not labor pains take hold of you,
    like a woman giving birth?

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  1. Jeremiah 13:19 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  2. Jeremiah 13:20 Literally “the flock of your splendor”