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17 cGather up your wares from the land,
O 4inhabitant of the fortress!
“Behold, I will dthrow out at this time
The inhabitants of the land,
And will distress them,
eThat they may find it so.”
19 fWoe is me for my hurt!
My wound is severe.
But I say, g“Truly this is an infirmity,
And hI must bear it.”
20 iMy tent is plundered,
And all my cords are broken;
My children have gone from me,
And they are jno more.
There is no one to pitch my tent anymore,
Or set up my curtains.
And have not sought the Lord;
Therefore they shall not prosper,
And all their flocks shall be kscattered.
And a great commotion out of the lnorth country,
To make the cities of Judah desolate, a mden of jackals.
23 O Lord, I know the nway of man is not in himself;
It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
24 O Lord, ocorrect me, but with justice;
Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
And on the families who do not call on Your name;
For they have eaten up Jacob,
rDevoured him and consumed him,
And made his dwelling place desolate.
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