25 Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the male and female singers commemorate Josiah in the laments.(A) These became a tradition in Israel and are written in the Laments.(B)

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65 besides their 7,337 male and female slaves; and they also had 200 male and female singers.(A)

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I amassed silver and gold(A) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces.(B) I acquired male and female singers,(C) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:8 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
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12 Remember(A) your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble(B) come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”—

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