19 Arise, cry out in the night,
    as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart(A) like water
    in the presence of the Lord.(B)
Lift up your hands(C) to him
    for the lives of your children,
who faint(D) from hunger
    at every street corner.

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[a]How the gold has lost its luster,
    the fine gold become dull!
The sacred gems are scattered
    at every street corner.(A)

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  1. Lamentations 4:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

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