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33 Joy and gladness are taken away
    from the garden land, the land of Moab.
I dry up the wine from the wine vats,
    the treader treads no more,
    the vintage shout is stilled.

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14 The elders have abandoned the gate,[a]
    the young men their music.

15 The joy of our hearts has ceased,
    dancing has turned into mourning;(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:14 The gate: a place of assembly, where city decisions were made and judgment given by the elders and other community leaders; see note on Ru 4:1.

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