10 “For the (A)mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the (B)wilderness a dirge,
Because they are (C)laid waste so that no one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the (D)birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.

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18 “Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us,
That our (A)eyes may shed tears
And our eyelids flow with water.
19 “For a voice of (B)wailing is heard from Zion,
(C)How are we ruined!
We are put to great shame,
For we have (D)left the land,
Because they have cast down our dwellings.’”
20 Now hear the word of the Lord, O you (E)women,
And let your ear receive the word of His mouth;
Teach your daughters wailing,
And everyone her neighbor a dirge.

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[a]The (A)songs of the palace will turn to (B)wailing in that day,” declares the Lord God. “Many will be the (C)corpses; in every place [b]they will cast them forth [c]in silence.”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:3 Or They will howl the palace songs
  2. Amos 8:3 Lit he has thrown
  3. Amos 8:3 Or hush!

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