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And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
Accursed, be the day on which I was born, - The day when my mother bare me, let it not be blessed!
1 Kings 19:4
But, he himself, went into the wilderness a day's journey, and came and sat down under a certain shrub, - and asked for his life, that he might die, and said - Enough, now, O Yahweh! take away my life, for, no better, am, I, than, my fathers.
Wherefore give, to the wretched, light? Or, life, to the embittered in soul? -
So that my soul chooseth strangling, Death, rather than these my bones!
Now, therefore, O Yahweh, take, I pray thee, my life from me, - for it were better for me, to die, than, to live.
and they say, unto the mountains and unto the rocks - Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb;
And, in those days, shall men seek death, and in nowise shall find it, and shall covet to die, and death fleeth from them.
myself, therefore will gather the remnant of my flock, out of all the lands whither I have driven them, - And will bring them back unto their own fold, And they shall be fruitful and multiply;
And I will be found of you, Declareth Yahweh, And will turn back your captivity, And will gather you out of all the nations and out of all the places whither I have driven you, Declareth Yahweh, And will bring you back into the place whence I had caused you to be carried away captive:
Now therefore, because of this, - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, - Concerning this city, whereof ye are saying, It hath been delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, by sword, and by famine and by pestilence:
yea, then returned all the Jews out of all the places whither they had been driven, and came into the land of Judah unto Gedaliah, in Mizpah, - and gathered wine and summer fruits in great abundance.
And it shall come to pass, when all these things shall come in upon thee - the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, - and thou shalt bring them back unto thy heart among all the nations whither Yahweh thy God hath driven thee;
To thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but, to us, the shame of faces, as at this day, - to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, the near and the far off, throughout all the lands whither thou hast driven them, in their treachery, wherewith they had been treacherous against thee.