has set the daughter of Zion junder a cloud!
kHe has cast down from heaven to earth
he has not remembered lhis footstool
in his wrath ohe has broken down
the kingdom qand its rulers.
3 He has cut down in rfierce anger
all sthe might of Israel;
the has withdrawn from them his right hand
uhe has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob,
4 vHe has bent his bow like an enemy,
with his right hand set wlike a foe;
5 wThe Lord has become like an enemy;
xhe has swallowed up Israel;
yhe has swallowed up all its palaces;
zmourning and lamentation.
laid in ruins ahis meeting place;
athe Lord has made Zion forget
festival and bSabbath,
7 cThe Lord has scorned his altar,
ddisowned his sanctuary;
ehe has delivered into the hand of the enemy
fthey raised a clamor in the house of the Lord
8 gThe Lord determined to lay in ruins
hthe wall of the daughter of Zion;
ihe stretched out the measuring line;
jhe caused rampart and wall to lament;
jthey languished together.
lher king and princes are among the nations;
and mher prophets find
pthey have thrown dust on their heads
and qput on sackcloth;
11 rMy eyes are spent with weeping;
smy stomach churns;
tmy bile is poured out to the ground
ubecause of the destruction of the daughter of my people,
x“Where is bread and wine?”
was they faint like a wounded man
13 What can I say for you, yto what compare you,
yWhat can I liken to you, that I may comfort you,
zFor your ruin is vast as the sea;
14 aYour prophets have seen for you
bthey have not exposed your iniquity
to crestore your fortunes,
fthey hiss and wag their heads
gthe perfection of beauty,
gthe joy of all the earth?”
16 hAll your enemies
they cry: “We ihave swallowed her!
now we have it; jwe see it!”
he has carried out khis word,
which he commanded llong ago;
ohe has made the enemy rejoice over you
and exalted the pmight of your foes.
O qwall of the daughter of Zion,
rlet tears stream down like a torrent
sday and night!
tGive yourself no rest,
uyour eyes no respite!
19 “Arise, vcry out in the night,
wPour out your heart like water
xLift your hands to him
ywho faint for hunger
zWith whom have you dealt thus?
aShould women eat the fruit of their womb,
the children of btheir tender care?
Should cpriest and prophet be killed
dlie the young and the old;
dmy young women and my young men
eyou have killed them in the day of your anger,
slaughtering fwithout pity.
22 You summoned as if to ga festival day
hmy terrors on every side,
iand on the day of the anger of the Lord
jthose whom I held and raised