cHow is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations,
All her friends lhave dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to rthe solemn feasts:
Her virgins are uafflicted, and she is in bitterness.
Her princes are become like harts that find no pasture,
And they are gone without strength before pthe pursuer.
7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her bmiseries
When her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her:
The adversaries saw her, and did mock at dher sabbaths.
8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she †is removed:
All that honoured her despise her, because fthey have seen her nakedness:
Yea, gshe sigheth, and turneth backward.
Therefore she came down wonderfully: jshe had no comforter.
O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy khath magnified himself.
10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her ||pleasant things:
For she hath seen that lthe heathen entered into her sanctuary,
Whom thou didst command that mthey should not enter into thy congregation.
See, O Lord, and consider; for I am become vile.
13 From above thath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them:
uHe hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back:
He hath made me desolate and vfaint all the day.
14 wThe yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand:
The Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
He hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men:
16 For these things I weep; mine eye, bmine eye runneth down with water,
My children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
The Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him:
Jerusalem is as ea menstruous woman among them.
Hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow:
My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
19 I called for gmy lovers, but they deceived me:
My priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city,
20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: imy bowels are troubled;
Mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled:
nAll mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it:
22 oLet all their wickedness come before thee;
And pdo unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions:
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