14 Fire spread from one of its main[a] branches
    and consumed(A) its fruit.
No strong branch is left on it
    fit for a ruler’s scepter.’(B)

“This is a lament(C) and is to be used as a lament.”

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  1. Ezekiel 19:14 Or from under its
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29 “‘Cut off(A) your hair and throw it away; take up a lament(B) on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned(C) this generation that is under his wrath.

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10 I will weep and wail for the mountains
    and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands.(A)
They are desolate and untraveled,
    and the lowing of cattle is not heard.
The birds(B) have all fled
    and the animals are gone.

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20 Now, you women, hear the word of the Lord;
    open your ears to the words of his mouth.(A)
Teach your daughters how to wail;
    teach one another a lament.(B)

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17 Then they will take up a lament(A) concerning you and say to you:

“‘How you are destroyed, city of renown,
    peopled by men of the sea!
You were a power on the seas,
    you and your citizens;
you put your terror
    on all who lived there.(B)

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“Son of man, take up a lament(A) concerning Tyre.

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32 As they wail and mourn over you,
    they will take up a lament(A) concerning you:
“Who was ever silenced like Tyre,
    surrounded by the sea?(B)

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12 “Son of man, take up a lament(A) concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘You were the seal of perfection,
    full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.(B)

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“Son of man, take up a lament(A) concerning Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him:

“‘You are like a lion(B) among the nations;
    you are like a monster(C) in the seas(D)
thrashing about in your streams,
    churning the water with your feet
    and muddying the streams.(E)

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16 “This is the lament(A) they will chant for her. The daughters of the nations will chant it; for Egypt and all her hordes they will chant it, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

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A Lament and Call to Repentance

Hear this word, Israel, this lament(A) I take up concerning you:

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