Terror(A) will seize them,
    pain and anguish will grip(B) them;
    they will writhe like a woman in labor.(C)
They will look aghast at each other,
    their faces aflame.(D)

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At this my body is racked with pain,(A)
    pangs seize me, like those of a woman in labor;(B)
I am staggered by what I hear,
    I am bewildered(C) by what I see.

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17 As a pregnant woman about to give birth(A)
    writhes and cries out in her pain,
    so were we in your presence, Lord.

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Why do you now cry aloud—
    have you no king[a](A)?
Has your ruler[b] perished,
    that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 4:9 Or King
  2. Micah 4:9 Or Ruler
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While people are saying, “Peace and safety,”(A) destruction will come on them suddenly,(B) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(C)

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