Now why dost thou cry out aloud?
is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished?
for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.
10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in travail:
for now shalt thou go forth out of the city,
and thou shalt dwell in the field,
and thou shalt go even to Babylon;
there shalt thou be delivered;
there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee,
that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
12 But they know not the thoughts of the Lord,
neither understand they his counsel:
for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion:
for I will make thine horn iron,
and I will make thy hoofs brass:
and thou shalt beat in pieces many people:
and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord,
and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
5 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops:
he hath laid siege against us:
they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
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