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The tongues of nursing infants stick to the roofs of their mouths
    because of their thirst.
    Little children beg for bread,
    but no one will break off a piece for them.
Those who used to eat delicacies are now destitute in the streets.
    Those who used to wear expensive clothes now pick through piles of garbage.
The punishment for my people’s wickedness has been more severe
    than the punishment for the sins of Sodom.
        Sodom was destroyed instantly, without one human hand touching it.

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Because of thirst(A) the infant’s tongue
    sticks to the roof of its mouth;(B)
the children beg for bread,
    but no one gives it to them.(C)

Those who once ate delicacies
    are destitute in the streets.
Those brought up in royal purple(D)
    now lie on ash heaps.(E)

The punishment of my people
    is greater than that of Sodom,(F)
which was overthrown in a moment
    without a hand turned to help her.

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