1 aHow lonely sits the city
How like ba widow has she become,
She who was ca princess among the provinces
has become da slave.
2 eShe weeps bitterly in the night,
famong all her lovers
she has gnone to comfort her;
hall her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
3 iJudah has gone into exile because of affliction
jshe dwells now among the nations,
kbut finds no resting place;
in the midst of her distress.1
for none come to lthe festival;
mall her gates are desolate;
her priests ngroan;
her virgins have been afflicted,2
5 oHer foes have become the head;
her penemies prosper,
because qthe Lord has afflicted her
rfor the multitude of her transgressions;
sher children have gone away,
tthat find no pasture;
uall the precious things
that were hers from vdays of old.
they wmocked at her downfall.
8 xJerusalem sinned grievously;
yfor they have seen her nakedness;
she herself zgroans
9 Her uncleanness was ain her skirts;
cshe has no comforter.
for the enemy has dtriumphed!”
over all her eprecious things;
for she has seen fthe nations
those whom you gforbade
11 All her people zgroan
as hthey search for bread;
12 “Is it nothing to you, all jyou who pass by?
kLook and see
which lthe Lord inflicted
on mthe day of his fierce anger.
13 “From on high he nsent fire;
into my bones4 he made it descend;
ohe spread a net for my feet;
phe has left me stunned,
rthe Lord has trodden as in a winepress
16 “For these things sI weep;
for ta comforter is far from me,
one to urevive my spirit;
17 vZion stretches out her hands,
but tthere is none to comfort her;
18 w“The Lord is in the right,
xfor I have rebelled against his word;
ymy young women and my young men
19 “I called to zmy lovers,
while athey sought food
bmy stomach churns;
cIn the street the sword bereaves;
yet ethere is no one to comfort me.
fthey are glad that you have done it.
You have brought7 the day you announced;
fnow let them be as I am.
22 g“Let all their evildoing come before you,
as hyou have dealt with me
for dmy groans are many,
and imy heart is faint.”