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once so full of people!b
How like a widowc is she,
who once was greatd among the nations!
She who was queen among the provinces
has now become a slave.e
2 Bitterly she weepsf at night,
tears are on her cheeks.
Among all her loversg
there is no one to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayedh her;
they have become her enemies.i
Judah has gone into exile.j
She dwells among the nations;
she finds no resting place.k
All who pursue her have overtaken herl
in the midst of her distress.
4 The roads to Zion mourn,m
for no one comes to her appointed festivals.
All her gateways are desolate,n
her priests groan,
her young women grieve,
and she is in bitter anguish.o
her enemies are at ease.
The Lord has brought her griefp
because of her many sins.q
Her children have gone into exile,r
captive before the foe.s
from Daughter Zion.t
Her princes are like deer
that find no pasture;
in weakness they have fledu
before the pursuer.
Jerusalem remembers all the treasures
that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into enemy hands,
there was no one to help her.v
Her enemies looked at her
and laughedw at her destruction.
8 Jerusalem has sinnedx greatly
and so has become unclean.y
All who honored her despise her,
for they have all seen her naked;z
she herself groansa
and turns away.
she did not consider her future.b
Her fallc was astounding;
there was none to comfortd her.
“Look, Lord, on my affliction,e
for the enemy has triumphed.”
on all her treasures;f
she saw pagan nations
enter her sanctuaryg—
those you had forbiddenh
to enter your assembly.
11 All her people groani
as they search for bread;j
they barter their treasures for food
to keep themselves alive.
“Look, Lord, and consider,
for I am despised.”
12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?k
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my sufferingl
that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
in the day of his fierce anger?m
sent it down into my bones.n
He spread a neto for my feet
and turned me back.
He made me desolate,p
faintq all the day long.
by his hands they were woven together.
They have been hung on my neck,
and the Lord has sapped my strength.
He has given me into the handss
of those I cannot withstand.
all the warriors in my midst;t
he has summoned an armyu against me
Virgin Daughtery Judah.
and my eyes overflow with tears.z
No one is near to comforta me,
no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
because the enemy has prevailed.”b
17 Zion stretches out her hands,c
but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord has decreed for Jacob
that his neighbors become his foes;d
Jerusalem has become
18 “The Lord is righteous,g
yet I rebelledh against his command.
Listen, all you peoples;
look on my suffering.i
My young men and young women
have gone into exile.j
19 “I called to my alliesk
but they betrayed me.
My priests and my elders
perishedl in the city
while they searched for food
to keep themselves alive.
20 “See, Lord, how distressedm I am!
I am in tormentn within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,o
for I have been most rebellious.p
Outside, the sword bereaves;
inside, there is only death.q
21 “People have heard my groaning,r
but there is no one to comfort me.s
All my enemies have heard of my distress;
they rejoicet at what you have done.
May you bring the dayu you have announced
so they may become like me.
deal with them
as you have dealt with me
because of all my sins.v
My groansw are many
and my heart is faint.”
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