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“You will come to the grave in full vigor,Like the stacking of grain in its season.
Do not give your strength to women,Or your ways to that which destroys kings.
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
Or you will give your vigor to othersAnd your years to the cruel one;
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.”
behold, I am going to arouse them from the place where you have sold them, and return your recompense on your head.
Let the nations be arousedAnd come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat,For there I will sit to judgeAll the surrounding nations.
Proclaim this among the nations:Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men!Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!
“Judah is a lion’s whelp;From the prey, my son, you have gone up.He couches, he lies down as a lion,And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?
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