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LAM 4:14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have
polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their
LAM 4:15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart,
depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the
heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.
LAM 4:16 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more
regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they
favoured not the elders.
LAM 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our
watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
King James Bible