[a]Oh, that my head were a spring of water
    and my eyes a fountain of tears!(A)
I would weep(B) day and night
    for the slain of my people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-26 is numbered 9:1-25.

22 Let a cry(A) be heard from their houses
    when you suddenly bring invaders against them,
for they have dug a pit(B) to capture me
    and have hidden snares(C) for my feet.

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16 May that man be like the towns(A)
    the Lord overthrew without pity.
May he hear wailing(B) in the morning,
    a battle cry at noon.

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36 Hear the cry(A) of the shepherds,(B)
    the wailing of the leaders of the flock,
    for the Lord is destroying their pasture.

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