17 Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep (A)between the porch and the altar;
Let them say, (B)“Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should [a]rule over them.
(C)Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’ ”

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  1. Joel 2:17 Or speak a proverb against them

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