“A (A)lion has gone up from his thicket,
And a (B)destroyer of nations has set out;
He has gone out from his place
To (C)make your land a waste.
Your cities will be ruins
Without inhabitant.
“For this, (D)put on sackcloth,
Lament and wail;
For the (E)fierce anger of the Lord
Has not turned back from us.”

“It shall come about in that day,” declares the Lord, “that the (F)heart of the king and the heart of the princes will fail; and the priests will be appalled and the (G)prophets will be astounded.”

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