2 aHow hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger,
And remembered not chis footstool in the day of his anger!
fHe hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah;
lHe hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy,
And mhe burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.
In the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.
And hath increased in the daughter of Judah rmourning and lamentation.
And whath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
He hath †given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces;
zThey have made a noise in the house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast.
iHer prophets also find no vision from the Lord.
The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
12 They say to their mothers, uWhere is corn and wine?
vWhen they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city,
When their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom.
13 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? wwhat thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem?
wWhat shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion?
For xthy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?
But have seen for thee false cburdens and causes of banishment.
Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, nwe have seen it.
He hath set up sthe horn of thine adversaries.
Lift up thy hands toward him for the life of cthy young children,
20 Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom ethou hast done this.
21 iThe young and the old lie on the ground in the streets:
iMy virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword;
So that in the day of the Lord’s anger none nescaped nor remained:
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