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1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become
as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the
provinces, how is she become tributary!
2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all
her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt
treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great
servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her
persecutors overtook her between the straits.
4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her
gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in
5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath
afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone
into captivity before the enemy.
6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are
become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength
before the pursuer.
7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all
her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into
the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did
mock at her sabbaths.
8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that
honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she
sigheth, and turneth backward.
9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore
she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction:
for the enemy hath magnified himself.
10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for
she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst
command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things
for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.
12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any
sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath
afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them:
he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me
desolate and faint all the day.
14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and
come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath
delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he
hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath
trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
16 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water,
because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children
are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD
hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about
him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I
pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are
gone into captivity.
19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders
gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their
20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is
turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth,
at home there is as death.
21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies
have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt
bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.
22 Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast
done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is
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