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4 These are the words the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah: 5 “This is what the Lord says:
“‘Cries of fear(A) are heard—
terror, not peace.
6 Ask and see:
Can a man bear children?
Then why do I see every strong man
with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,(B)
every face turned deathly pale?(C)
7 How awful that day(D) will be!
No other will be like it.
It will be a time of trouble(E) for Jacob,
but he will be saved(F) out of it.
8 “‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty,
‘I will break the yoke(G) off their necks
and will tear off their bonds;(H)
no longer will foreigners enslave them.(I)
9 Instead, they will serve the Lord their God
and David(J) their king,(K)
whom I will raise up for them.