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Letter of Jeremiah 20
Their faces have been darkened by the smoke that is in the temple.
They are just like a beam of the temple, but their hearts, it is said, are eaten away when crawling creatures from the earth devour them and their robes. They do not notice
They are just like a beam of the temple, but their hearts, it is said, are eaten away when crawling creatures from the earth devour them and their robes. They do not notice
They are just like a beam of the temple, but men say their hearts have melted, when worms from the earth devour them and their robes. They do not notice
forsooth they be as (the) beams in an house (or in the temple). Soothly men say that (the) serpents, that be of (the) earth, lick out the hearts of them; (yet) while the serpents eat them, and their cloth(es), and they feel it not. [forsooth they be as beams in the house. Soothly serpents that be of the earth, be said to lick out the hearts of them; (yet) the while they eat them, and (the) clothing of them, and they feel (it) not.]
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