16 “For these things (A)I weep;
    my eyes flow with tears;
for (B)a comforter is far from me,
    one to (C)revive my spirit;
my children are desolate,
    for the enemy has prevailed.”

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(A)She weeps bitterly in the night,
    with tears on her cheeks;
(B)among all her lovers
    she has (C)none to comfort her;
(D)all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
    they have become her enemies.

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21 “They heard[a] (A)my groaning,
    yet (B)there is no one to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my trouble;
    (C)they are glad that you have done it.
You have brought[b] the day you announced;
    (D)now let them be as I am.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 1:21 Septuagint, Syriac Hear
  2. Lamentations 1:21 Syriac Bring

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