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15 “The Lord has rejected
    all my mighty men ·inside my walls [L in my midst].
He ·brought an army [or proclaimed a time] against me
    to ·destroy [break] my young men.
As if in a winepress, the Lord has ·crushed [trampled]
    the ·capital city [L virgin daughter] of Judah [Is. 63:1–6].

16 “I cry about these things;
    my eyes overflow with tears.
·There is no one near to comfort me [L A comforter is far from me],
    no one who can ·give me strength again [L restore my soul].
My children are ·left sad and lonely [desolate],
    because the enemy has ·won [prevailed].”

17 ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C the location of the Temple] ·reaches [spreads] out her hands,
    but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord commanded the people of Jacob
    to be surrounded by their ·enemies [foes].
Jerusalem is now unclean [1:8–9]
    ·like [L among] those around her.

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