16 To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.(A)
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.(B)

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Ask and see:
    Can a man bear children?
Then why do I see every strong man
    with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,(A)
    every face turned deathly pale?(B)

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41 Kerioth[a](A) will be captured
    and the strongholds taken.
In that day the hearts of Moab’s warriors(B)
    will be like the heart of a woman in labor.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 48:41 Or The cities

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