They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.
If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.
All her majesty Has departed from the daughter of Zion; Her princes have become like deer That have found no pasture; And they have fled without strength Before the pursuer.
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: "Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.
because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."
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