17 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Consider now! Call for the wailing women(A) to come;
    send for the most skillful of them.

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17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:

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“In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “the songs in the temple will turn to wailing.[a](A) Many, many bodies—flung everywhere! Silence!(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:3 Or “the temple singers will wail
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And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

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10 “On that day,(A)
    declares the Lord,
“a cry will go up from the Fish Gate,(B)
    wailing(C) from the New Quarter,
    and a loud crash from the hills.

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10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.

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