The nobles send their servants for water;
    they go to the cisterns
    but find no water.(A)
They return with their jars unfilled;
    dismayed and despairing,
    they cover their heads.(B)

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Because of thirst(A) the infant’s tongue
    sticks to the roof of its mouth;(B)
the children beg for bread,
    but no one gives it to them.(C)

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