"Therefore my harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed! He exchanges the portion of my people; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.'
"This is a lamentation and they shall chant it. The daughters of the nations shall chant it. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall chant it," declares the Lord GOD.
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
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