Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Consider, and call for the mourning women to come; send for the skilful women to come;
let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush with water.
For a sound of wailing is heard from Zion: `How we are ruined! We are utterly shamed, because we have left the land, because they have cast down our dwellings.'"
Hear, O women, the word of the LORD, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; teach to your daughters a lament, and each to her neighbor a dirge.