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28     Because of this devastation,
        the earth will mourn and the skies will darken—for I have spoken.
    Once I have decided, I will not change My mind.
        I will not turn back from this.

29 As the horseman thunders closer and the archer draws near,
    the people panic and the cities empty.
They scatter to the bushes; they scramble to the hills.
    The villages are abandoned, for no one dares remain.
30 So what are you doing, my ravaged one?
    Why are you dressing up in scarlet, putting on your gold jewelry,
And painting your eyes to make them larger, more beautiful?
    You’re wasting your time.
Your lovers want nothing to do with you.
    In fact, they despise you, and are looking to kill you.

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