Surely, God, you have worn me out;(A)
    you have devastated my entire household.(B)

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I am worn out(A) from my groaning.(B)

All night long I flood my bed with weeping(C)
    and drench my couch with tears.(D)

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My tears(A) have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”(B)

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Record my misery;
    list my tears on your scroll[a](A)
    are they not in your record?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 56:8 Or misery; / put my tears in your wineskin
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Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness

Again I looked and saw all the oppression(A) that was taking place under the sun:

I saw the tears of the oppressed—
    and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors—
    and they have no comforter.(B)

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So I weep,(A) as Jazer weeps,
    for the vines of Sibmah.
Heshbon and Elealeh,(B)
    I drench you with tears!(C)
The shouts of joy(D) over your ripened fruit
    and over your harvests(E) have been stilled.

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[a]Oh, that my head were a spring of water
    and my eyes a fountain of tears!(A)
I would weep(B) day and night
    for the slain of my people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-26 is numbered 9:1-25.
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Bitterly she weeps(A) at night,
    tears are on her cheeks.
Among all her lovers(B)
    there is no one to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed(C) her;
    they have become her enemies.(D)

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16 “This is why I weep
    and my eyes overflow with tears.(A)
No one is near to comfort(B) me,
    no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
    because the enemy has prevailed.”(C)

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