The new wine dries up(A) and the vine withers;(B)
    all the merrymakers groan.(C)
The joyful timbrels(D) are stilled,
    the noise(E) of the revelers(F) has stopped,
    the joyful harp(G) is silent.(H)
No longer do they drink wine(I) with a song;
    the beer is bitter(J) to its drinkers.
10 The ruined city(K) lies desolate;(L)
    the entrance to every house is barred.
11 In the streets they cry out(M) for wine;(N)
    all joy turns to gloom,(O)
    all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.
12 The city is left in ruins,(P)
    its gate(Q) is battered to pieces.

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10 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.”(A) Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted,(B) inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more

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