17 (A)As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,
She writhes and cries out in her labor pains;
This is how we were before You, Lord.
18 We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,
We (B)gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.
We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,
Nor were (C)inhabitants of the world [a]born.

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  1. Isaiah 26:18 Lit fallen

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