[a]If my head were a spring of water,
my eyes a fountain of tears,
I would weep day and night(A)
over the slain of my dear[b] people.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 Jr 8:23 in Hb
  2. Jeremiah 9:1 Lit slain among the daughter of my

18 Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us
so that our eyes may overflow with tears,
our eyelids soaked with weeping.

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כ Kaf

11 My eyes are worn out from weeping;(A)
I am churning within.
My heart is poured out in grief[a](B)
because of the destruction of my dear people,(C)
because children and infants faint
in the streets of the city.(D)

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  1. Lamentations 2:11 Lit My liver is poured out on the ground

צ Tsade

18 The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord.
Wall of Daughter Zion,(A)
let your tears run down like a river
day and night.(B)
Give yourself no relief
and your[a] eyes no rest.

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  1. Lamentations 2:18 Lit and the daughter of your

48 My eyes flow with streams of tears
because of the destruction of my dear people.

ע Ayin

49 My eyes overflow unceasingly,
without end,(A)

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