28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.

30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

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28 Therefore the earth will mourn(A)
    and the heavens above grow dark,(B)
because I have spoken and will not relent,(C)
    I have decided and will not turn back.(D)

29 At the sound of horsemen and archers(E)
    every town takes to flight.(F)
Some go into the thickets;
    some climb up among the rocks.(G)
All the towns are deserted;(H)
    no one lives in them.

30 What are you doing,(I) you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels(J) of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?(K)
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers(L) despise you;
    they want to kill you.(M)

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