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The stones of the sanctuary are poured out cin the top of every street.
2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to dfine gold,
3 Even the ||sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones:
4 The tongue of the sucking child icleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst:
5 They that did feed mdelicately are desolate in the streets:
sThat was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
7 Her tNazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk,
zTheir skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.
They were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
And ghath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
That the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
iThat have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, jthey have polluted themselves with blood,
They said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.
They respected not the persons of the priests, nthey favoured not the elders.
In our watching we have watched qfor a nation that could not save us.
18 rThey hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets:
19 Our persecutors are uswifter than the eagles of the heaven:
They vpursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
Of whom we said, aUnder his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
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