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.
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.
In fierce anger He has cut off All the astrength of Israel; He has bdrawn back His right hand From before the enemy. And He has cburned in Jacob like a flaming fire Consuming round about.
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.
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.
And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has adestroyed His appointed meeting place. 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.
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.
The Lord determined to destroy The wall of the daughter of Zion. He has astretched out a line, He has not restrained His hand from destroying, And He has bcaused rampart and wall to lament; They have languished together.
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.
The elders of the daughter of Zion aSit on the ground, they bare silent. They have thrown cdust on their heads; They have girded themselves with dsackcloth. The evirgins of Jerusalem Have bowed their heads to the ground.
My aeyes fail because of tears, My bspirit is greatly troubled; My cheart is poured out on the earth dBecause of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When elittle ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
They say to their mothers, "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.
How shall I admonish you? 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 ruin is as vast as the sea; Who can cheal you?
Your aprophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; And they have not bexposed your iniquity So as to restore you from captivity, But they have cseen for you false and misleading oracles.
All who pass along the way 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'?"
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."
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; He has dexalted the might of your adversaries.
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 your eyes have no rest.
"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."
See, O Lord, and look! With awhom have You dealt thus? Should women beat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should cpriest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?
On the ground in the streets 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.
You called as in the day of an appointed feast My aterrors on every side; And there was bno one who escaped or survived In the day of the Lord'S anger. Those cwhom I bore and reared, My enemy annihilated them.