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17 They have surrounded her like men watching a field,
because she has rebelled against me, declares the Lord.
18 The way you live and the things you did have brought this on you.
This is your punishment.
It is bitter!
It strikes your heart!

Jeremiah’s Grief

19 My agony! My agony![a]
I am writhing in pain.
Oh my heart!
The walls of my heart are quivering!
I cannot keep silent,
because I hear the sound of the ram’s horn.
It is the signal for war!

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  1. Jeremiah 4:19 Literally my guts, my guts

17 They surround(A) her like men guarding a field,
    because she has rebelled(B) against me,’”
declares the Lord.
18 “Your own conduct and actions(C)
    have brought this on you.(D)
This is your punishment.
    How bitter(E) it is!
    How it pierces to the heart!”

19 Oh, my anguish, my anguish!(F)
    I writhe in pain.(G)
Oh, the agony of my heart!
    My heart pounds(H) within me,
    I cannot keep silent.(I)
For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;(J)
    I have heard the battle cry.(K)

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