This is what the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts] says: “Now, ·think about these things [L reflect; consider]! Call for the women who ·cry at funerals [mourn; C professional mourners] to come. Send for those women who are ·good at that job [skilled; wise].
A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: “Look over the trouble we’re in and call for help. Send for some singers who can help us mourn our loss. Tell them to hurry— to help us express our loss and lament, Help us get our tears flowing, make tearful music of our crying. Listen to it! Listen to that torrent of tears out of Zion: ‘We’re a ruined people, we’re a shamed people! We’ve been driven from our homes and must leave our land!’”
The Lord of hosts, God of Israel, saith these things, Behold ye, and call ye women that wail, and come they; and send ye to those women that be wise, and haste they. (The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saith these things, Behold ye, and call ye for women who wail, and come they; and send ye for those women who be wise, and hasten they here.)
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