17 mAwake, awake!
Stand up, O Jerusalem,
You who nhave drunk at the hand of the Lord
The cup of His fury;
You have drunk the dregs of the cup of trembling,
And drained it out.
Among all the sons she has brought forth;
Nor is there any who takes her by the hand
Among all the sons she has brought up.
19 oThese two things have come to you;
Who will be sorry for you?—
Desolation and destruction, famine and sword—
pBy whom will I comfort you?
20 qYour sons have fainted,
They lie at the head of all the streets,
Like an antelope in a net;
They are full of the fury of the Lord,
The rebuke of your God.
And drunk rbut not with wine.
The Lord and your God,
Who spleads the cause of His people:
“See, I have taken out of your hand
The cup of trembling,
The dregs of the cup of My fury;
You shall no longer drink it.
23 tBut I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you,
Who have said to 4you,
‘Lie down, that we may walk over you.’
And you have laid your body like the ground,
And as the street, for those who walk over.”
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