19 The (A)cities of the Negev have been locked up,
And there is no one to open them;
All (B)Judah has been carried into exile,
Wholly carried into exile.

20 “Lift up your eyes and see
Those coming (C)from the north.
Where is the (D)flock that was given you,
Your beautiful sheep?
21 “What will you say when He appoints over you—
And you yourself had taught them—
Former [a](E)companions to be head over you?
Will not (F)pangs take hold of you
Like a woman in childbirth?

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  1. Jeremiah 13:21 Or chieftains