1When the final messenger came and informed me of the loss of my children, I was greatly distressed. 2And I rent my robe and 3said to the man who brought the message, How was it then that you escaped? And then, when I understood what had happened, I cried out and said,4
The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away: As it pleased the Lord, so has it come to pass. Blessed be the name of the Lord.