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21Do not contemn us, for Thy name's sake,
Do not dishonour the throne of Thy glory;
Remember, break not Thy covenant with us.
22Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain?
Or can the heavens give showers?
Art not Thou He, O Lord our God, and do we not wait for Thee?
For Thou hast made all these things.

15Then said the Lord unto me: 'Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me, yet My mind could not be toward this people; cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. 2And it shall come to pass, when they say unto thee: Whither shall we go forth? then thou shall tell them: Thus saith the Lord: Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for captivity, to captivity. 3And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to drag, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy. 4And I will cause them to be a horror among all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.

5For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem?
Or who shall bemoan thee?
Or who shall turn aside to ask of thy welfare?
6Thou hast cast Me off, saith the Lord,
Thou art gone backward;
Therefore do I stretch out My hand against thee, and destroy thee;
I am weary with repenting.
7And I fan them with a fan in the gates of the land;
I bereave them of children, I destroy My people,
Since they return not from their ways.
8Their widows are increased to Me above the sand of the seas;
I bring upon them, against the mother, a chosen one,
Even a spoiler at noonday;
I cause anguish and terrors to fall upon her suddenly.
9She that hath borne seven languisheth;
Her spirit droopeth;
Her sun is gone down while it was yet day,
She is ashamed and confounded;
And the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies,
Saith the Lord.'
10Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me
A man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth!
I have not lent, neither have men lent to me;
Yet every one of them doth curse me.

11The Lord said: 'Verily I will release thee for good; verily I will cause the enemy to make supplication unto thee in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12Can iron break iron from the north and brass? 13Thy substance and thy treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. 14And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not; for a fire is kindled in My nostril, which shall burn upon you.'