26 When I cut off your supply of bread,(A) ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.

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you town so full of commotion,
    you city of tumult(A) and revelry?(B)
Your slain(C) were not killed by the sword,(D)
    nor did they die in battle.

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18 If I go into the country,
    I see those slain by the sword;
if I go into the city,
    I see the ravages of famine.(A)
Both prophet and priest
    have gone to a land they know not.(B)’”

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21 King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread(A) in the city was gone.(B) So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.(C)

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20 “Look, Lord, and consider:
    Whom have you ever treated like this?
Should women eat their offspring,(A)
    the children they have cared for?(B)
Should priest and prophet be killed(C)
    in the sanctuary of the Lord?(D)

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Those killed by the sword are better off
    than those who die of famine;(A)
racked with hunger, they waste away
    for lack of food from the field.(B)

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