1 How the Lord has acovered the daughter of Zion
With a cloud in His anger!
He has bcast from heaven to earth
The cglory of Israel,
And has not remembered His dfootstool
In the day of His anger.
2 The Lord has aswallowed up; He has not spared
All the habitations of Jacob.
In His wrath He has bthrown down
The strongholds of the daughter of Judah;
He has cbrought them down to the ground;
He has dprofaned the kingdom and its princes.
He has bdrawn back His right hand
From before the enemy.
And He has cburned in Jacob like a flaming fire
Consuming round about.
4 He has bent His abow like an enemy;
He has set His right hand like an adversary
And slain all that were bpleasant to the eye;
In the tent of the daughter of Zion
He has cpoured out His wrath like fire.
5 The Lord has become like an aenemy.
He has bswallowed up Israel;
He has swallowed up all its cpalaces,
He has destroyed its strongholds
And dmultiplied in the daughter of Judah
Mourning and moaning.
6 And He has violently treated His 1tabernacle like a garden booth;
The Lord has bcaused to be forgotten
The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion,
And He has cdespised king and priest
In the indignation of His anger.
7 The Lord has arejected His altar,
He has abandoned His sanctuary;
He bhas delivered into the hand of the enemy
The walls of her palaces.
They have made a cnoise in the house of the Lord
As in the day of an appointed feast.
8 The Lord 1determined to destroy
The wall of the daughter of Zion.
He has astretched out a line,
He has not restrained His hand from 2destroying,
And He has bcaused rampart and wall to lament;
They have languished together.
9 Her agates have sunk into the ground,
He has destroyed and broken her bars.
Her king and her princes are among the nations;
The blaw is no more.
Also, her prophets find
cNo vision from the Lord.
They have thrown cdust on their heads;
They have girded themselves with dsackcloth.
The evirgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.
11 My aeyes fail because of tears,
When elittle ones and infants faint
In the streets of the city.
“aWhere is grain and wine?”
As they faint like a wounded man
In the streets of the city,
As their blife is poured out
On their mothers’ bosom.
To what ashall I compare you,
O daughter of Jerusalem?
To what shall I liken you as I comfort you,
O bvirgin daughter of Zion?
For your 1ruin is as vast as the sea;
Who can cheal you?
14 Your aprophets have seen for you
False and foolish visions;
And they have not bexposed your iniquity
So as to restore you from captivity,
aClap their hands in derision at you;
They bhiss and shake their heads
At the daughter of Jerusalem,
“Is this the city of which they said,
‘cThe perfection of beauty,
dA joy to all the earth’?”
16 All ayour enemies
Have opened their mouths wide against you;
They hiss and bgnash their teeth.
They say, “We have cswallowed her up!
Surely this is the dday for which we waited;
We have reached it, we have seen it.”
17 The Lord has adone what He purposed;
He has accomplished His word
Which He commanded from days of old.
He has thrown down bwithout sparing,
And He has caused the enemy to crejoice over you;
18 Their aheart cried out to the Lord,
“O bwall of the daughter of Zion,
Let your ctears run down like a river day and night;
Give yourself no relief,
Let 1your eyes have no rest.
19 “Arise, cry aloud in the anight
At the beginning of the night watches;
bPour out your heart like water
Before the presence of the Lord;
Lift up your hands to Him
For the clife of your little ones
Who are dfaint because of hunger
At the head of every street.”
With awhom have You dealt thus?
The little ones who were 2born healthy?
Should cpriest and prophet be slain
In the sanctuary of the Lord?
Lie ayoung and old;
My bvirgins and my young men
Have fallen by the sword.
You have slain them in the day of Your anger,
You have slaughtered, cnot sparing.
My aterrors on every side;
And there was bno one who escaped or survived
In the day of the Lord’s anger.
My enemy annihilated them.
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