O daughter of my people [says Jeremiah], Clothe yourself in sackcloth and wallow in ashes; Mourn [aloud] as for an only son, A most bitter cry [of sorrow and regret], For suddenly the destroyer will come upon us [on both prophet and people].
O daughter of my people [says Jeremiah], gird yourself with sackcloth and wallow in ashes; make mourning as for an only son, a most bitter lamentation, for the destroyer will suddenly come upon us [on prophet and people].
·My people [L Daughter of my people], put on ·rough cloth [sackcloth; burlap] and roll in the ashes [C mourning rituals]. ·Cry loudly for those who are dead, as if your only son were dead [L Make mourning/Wail for your only son, a bitter lamentation], because the destroyer will ·soon [or suddenly] come against us.
O daughter of my people, gird yourself with sackcloth, and roll about in the ashes in mourning, a mourning ceremony as for an only child. Make for yourself wailing of bitterness, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.
You who are my people, weep with me for it is time. Put on sackcloth and roll in ashes. Cry as you would for the loss of an only child. The time for bitter tears has come. The destroyer is descending upon us quickly, and the days of sadness will soon begin.
The daughter of my people, be thou girded with hair-shirt, and be thou sprinkled together with ashes; make to thee mourning of [the] one alone begotten son, a bitter wailing, for why a waster shall come suddenly [up]on you. (The daughter of my people, be thou girded with a hair-shirt, and be thou altogether sprinkled with ashes; make thyself as if mourning for thy only begotten son, yea, a bitter wailing, for a destroyer shall suddenly come upon you.)
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