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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17 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Consider now! Call for the wailing women(A) to come;
    send for the most skillful of them.

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18 Let them come quickly
    and wail over us
till our eyes overflow with tears
    and water streams from our eyelids.(A)

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