I am worn out(A) from my groaning.(B)

All night long I flood my bed with weeping(C)
    and drench my couch with tears.(D)

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Therefore I said, “Turn away from me;
    let me weep(A) bitterly.
Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.”(B)

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[a]Oh, that my head were a spring of water
    and my eyes a fountain of tears!(A)
I would weep(B) day and night
    for the slain of my people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-26 is numbered 9:1-25.

18 Let them come quickly
    and wail over us
till our eyes overflow with tears
    and water streams from our eyelids.(A)

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17 If you do not listen,(A)
    I will weep in secret
    because of your pride;
my eyes will weep bitterly,
    overflowing with tears,(B)
    because the Lord’s flock(C) will be taken captive.(D)

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17 “Speak this word to them:

“‘Let my eyes overflow with tears(A)
    night and day without ceasing;
for the Virgin(B) Daughter, my people,
    has suffered a grievous wound,
    a crushing blow.(C)

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16 “This is why I weep
    and my eyes overflow with tears.(A)
No one is near to comfort(B) me,
    no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
    because the enemy has prevailed.”(C)

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48 Streams of tears(A) flow from my eyes(B)
    because my people are destroyed.(C)

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