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15 The Lord has rejected
    all the mighty ones in my midst.
He has summoned an assembly against me
    to crush my young men.
In a winepress the Lord has trampled[a]
    the virgin daughter of Judah.
16 Over these things I weep.
    My eyes overflow with water.
For far from me is a comforter,
    who might refresh my soul.
My children are desolate,
    because the enemy has prevailed.”

17 Zion spreads out her hands—
    there is no one to comfort her.
Adonai has decreed against Jacob.
    Those surrounding him have become his foes;
Jerusalem has become
    niddah in their eyes.

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