New Living Translation
Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes.
King James Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Darby Bible Translation
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids pour forth waters.
World English Bible
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Young's Literal Translation
And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
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LibraryA Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
[In the Prospectus of our Publication it was stated, that one discourse, at least, would be given in each number. A strict adherence to this arrangement, however, it is found, would exclude from our pages some of the most talented discourses of our early Divines; and it is therefore deemed expedient to depart from it as occasion may require. The following Sermon will occupy two numbers, and we hope, that from its intrinsic value, its historical interest, and the illustrious name of its author, it …
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
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Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.
That's why I said, "Leave me alone to weep; do not try to comfort me. Let me cry for my people as I watch them being destroyed."
Shave your head in mourning, and weep alone on the mountains. For the LORD has rejected and forsaken this generation that has provoked his fury.'
If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered.
Now, Jeremiah, say this to them: "Night and day my eyes overflow with tears. I cannot stop weeping, for my virgin daughter--my precious people--has been struck down and lies mortally wounded.
Tears stream from my eyes because of the destruction of my people!
Therefore, this is what the Lord, the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, says: "There will be crying in all the public squares and mourning in every street. Call for the farmers to weep with you, and summon professional mourners to wail.
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