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sit upon the ground, they keep his silence;

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their heads; they have girden themselves with sackcloth

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The virgins of Jerusalem hang his

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11 Mine eyes do fail with tears of her

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Zion's Sorrows come from Jehovah. Lamentation of the Afflicted
They hiss and gņash the teeth; 3 amiction by the rod of his

I am the man that hath seen
We have swallowed

wrath. Certainly this is the day that we 2 He hath led me and caused me to looked for; we have found, we walk in darkness, 2 and not in have seen it.

light. 17 Jehovah hath done that which he 3 Surely against me he turneth his

purposed; he hath 1 fulfilled hand again and again all theday. his word that he commanded

My flesh and my skin

hath he in the days of old ;

made old; he hath broken my He hath thrown down, and hath bones. not pitied :

5 He hath builded against me, and And he hath caused the enemy to compassed me with gall and

rejoice over thee; he hath ex travail.
alted the horn of thine adver 6 He hath made me to dwell in
saries.

dark places, as those that have
18 Their heart cried unto the Lord : been long dead.
O wall of the daughter of Zion, 7 He hath walled me about, that

let tears run down like a river I cannot go forth; he hath day and night;

made my chain heavy. Give thyself no respite; let not 8 Yea, when I cry, and call for the apple of thine eye cease.

help, he shutteth out my 19 Arise, cry out in the night, at prayer.

the beginning of the watches; 9 He hath walled up my ways with Pour out thy heart like water

hewn stone; he hath made my before the face of the Lord :

paths crooked. Lift up thy hands toward him 10 He is unto me as a bear lying in for the life of thy young chil wait, as a lion in secret places. dren, that faint for hunger at 11 He hath turned aside my ways, the head of every street.

and pulled me in pieces; he

hath made me desolate. 20 See, O Jehovah, and behold to 12 He hath bent his bow, and set me whom thou hast done thus !

as a mark for the arrow. Shall the women eat their fruit, 13 He hath caused the 4 shafts of his the children that are dandled quiver to enter into my reins. in the hands?

14 I am become a derision to all my Shall the priest and the prophet people, and their song all the be slain in the sanctuary of the day.

15 He hath filled me with bitter21 The youth and the old man lie on

ness, he hath sated me with the ground in the streets ;

wormwood. My virgins and my young men

16 He hath also broken my teeth are fallen by the sword:

with gravel stones; he hath Thou hast slain them in the day covered me with ashes.

thou hast 17 And thou hast 5 removed my soul slaughtered, and not pitied.

far off from peace; I forgat 22 Thou hast called, as in the day of

prosperity. a solemn assembly, my terrors 18 And I said, My strength is peron every side;

ished, and mine expectation And there was none that escaped

from Jehovah. or remained in the day of Je

19 Remember mine affliction and my Those that I have dandled and 6 misery, the wormwood and brought up hath mine enemy

the gall. consumed.

Or, without light 3 Or, worn out 1 Or, finished

5 Or, cast off " Or, wandering Or. 867

the sucklings swoon in the

streets of the city.
de 12 They say to their mothers Weer

is grain and wine?
When they swoon as the wounde

in the streets of the cits,
When their soul is poured a

into their mothers' bosom. sing 13 What shall I 6 testify unto the

what shall I liken to the daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to

that I may comfort thee, Om and

gin daughter of Zion? her

For thy breach is great like to

sea : who can heal thee? the 14 Thy prophets have seen for the

false and foolish visions; And they have not uncoter thine iniquity

, to bring back thy captivity, Jine, 7 oracles and causes of tazas

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5 Or, breach

Hope of Relief through God's Mercy 20 My soul hath them still in re complain, 4a man for the p

membrance, and is bowed down ishment of his sins?

within me. 21 This I recall to my mind; there- 40 Let us search and try our wa fore have I hope.

and turn again to Jehovah. 22 It is of Jehovah's lovingkind 41 Let us lift up our heart w

nesses that we are not con our hands unto God in
sumed, because his compassions heavens.
fail not.

42 We have transgressed and ha 23 They are new every morning; rebelled; thou hast not pgreat is thy faithfulness.

doned. 24 Jehovah is my portion, saith my 43 Thou hast 5 covered with ang

soul; therefore will I hope in and pursued us; thou he him.

slain, thou hast not pitied. 25 Jehovah is good unto them that 44 Thou hast covered thyself wi

wait for him, to the soul that a cloud, so that no prayer ce seeketh him.

pass through. 26 It is good that a man should 45 Thou hast made us an offscourir

hope and quietly wait for the and refuse in the midst of tl salvation of Jehovah.

peoples. 27 It is good for a man that he bear 46 All our enemies have opene the yoke in his youth.

their mouth wide against u 28 ? Let him sit alone and keep 47 Fear and the pit are come upo

silence, because he hath laid us, devastation and destruction it upon him.

48 Mine eye runneth down wit 29 Let him put his mouth in the streams of water, for the de

dust, if so be there may be struction of the daughter hope.

my people. 30 Let him give his cheek to him 49 Mine eye poureth down, an

that smiteth him; let him be ceaseth not, without any intei filled full with reproach.

mission, 31 For the Lord will not cast off for 50 Till Jehovah look down, an ever.

behold from heaven. 32 For though he cause grief, yet 51 Mine eye affecteth my soul, be

will he have compassion ac cause of all the daughters o cording to the multitude of his

my city. lovingkindnesses.

52 They have chased me sore lik 33 For he doth not afflict 2 willingly, a bird, they that are min

nor grieve the children of men. enemies without cause. 34 To crush under foot all the 53 They have cut off my life in th prisoners of the earth,

dungeon, and have cast a ston 35 To turn aside the right of a man upon me.

before the face of the Most 54 Waters flowed over my head ; High,

said, I am cut off. 36 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord 3 approveth not.

55 I called upon thy name, 37 Who is he that saith, and it Jehovah, out of the lowes

cometh to pass, when the Lord dungeon.
commandeth it not?

56 Thou heardest my voice ; hid 38 Out of the mouth of the Most not thine ear at my breathing

High cometh there not evil at my cry.
and good?

57 Thou drewest near in the day 39 Wherefore doth a living man that I called upon thee; thoi

saidst, Fear not. 1 Or, He sitteth &c. (so through ver. 28-30) 1. from his heart.

4 Or, a man that is in his sins

5 Or, covered thyself

seeth not.

6 Or, tumult

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42 We have transgressed and barz

rebelled; thou hast not par

doned.
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and pursued us; thou has

slain, thou hast not pitiez at 44 Thou hast covered thyself w at

a cloud, so that no prayer c

in

water, for the

Distress of the Siege described
58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the of my people is greater than

causes of my soul; thou hast 4 the sin of Sodom,
redeemed my life.

That was overthrown as in a 59 O Jehovah, thou hast seen my moment, and no hands 5

were wrong ; judge thou my cause. laid upon her. 60 Thou hast seen all their ven 7 Her nobles were

purer than geance and all their devices snow, they were whiter than

against me. 61 Thou hast heard their reproach, They were more ruddy in body

O. Jehovah, and all their de than 7 rubies, their polishing vices against me,

was as of sapphire. 62 The lips of those that rose up 8 Their visage is 8 blacker than a

against me, and their device coal; they are not known in against me all the day.

the streets : 63 Behold thou their sitting down, Their skin cleaveth to their

and their rising up; I am their bones; it is withered, it is song.

become like a stick. 64 Thou wilt render unto them a rec 9 They that are slain with the

ompense, O Jehovah, according sword are better than they to the work of their hands.

that are slain with hunger; 65 Thou wilt give them bardness of For these 'pine away, stricken heart, thy curse unto them.

through, for want of the fruits 66 Thou wilt pursue them in anger,

of the field. and destroy them from under 10 The hands of the pitiful women the heavens of Jehovah.

have boiled their own children;

They were their food in the 4 How is the gold become dim! destruction of the daughter of how is the most pure gold

my people. changed!

11 Jehovah hath accomplished his The stones of the sanctuary are

wrath, he hath poured out his poured out at the head of every

fierce anger; street.

And he hath kindled a fire in 2 The precious sons of Zion, 2 com

Zion, which hath devoured the parable to fine gold,

foundations thereof. How

are they esteemed as 12 The kings of the earth believed earthen pitchers, the work of not, neither all the inhabitants the hauds of the potter!

of the world, 3 Even the jackals draw out the That the adversary and the

breast, they give suck to their enemy would enter into the young ones :

gates of Jerusalem. The daughter of my people is 13 It is because of the sins of her

become cruel, like the ostriches prophets, and the iniquities of in the wilderness.

her priests, 4 The tongue of the sucking child

That have shed the blood of the cleaveth to the roof of his just in the midst of her. mouth for thirst:

14 They wander as blind men in The young children ask bread, and the streets, they are polluted

no man breaketh it unto them. with blood, 5 They that did feed delicately are

So that men cannot touch their desolate in the streets:

garments. They that were brought up in 15 Depart ye, they cried unto them, scarlet embrace dunghills.

Unclean ! depart, depart, touch 6 For 3 the iniquity of the daughter not!

4 Or, the punishment of the sin 1 Or, blindness Heb. covering.

5 Or, fell See 2 S. 3. 29. Or, Naziritt 2 Heb. that may be weighed against.

7 Or, corals 8 Heb. darker than blackne * Or, the punishment of the iniquity

9 Heb. flow away. 869

pass through.
ild 45 Thou hast made us an offseur:
he

and refuse in the midst of t.

peoples.
Par 16 All our enemies have opat:

their mouth wide agains a
ep 47 Fear and the pit are come usar
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us, devastation and destruct
Mine eye runneth down

streams
struction of the daughter

my people.
im / 49 Mine eye poureth down, a,

ceaseth not, without any isë

mission,
for 50 Till Jehovah look down, 22

behold from heaven.
yet 51 Mine eye affecteth my soul

cause of all the daughter his

52 They have chased me son zly,

a bird, they that and I en.

enemies without cause. the 53 They have cut off my life ir

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upon me.
lost 54 Waters flowed over my bea!

said, I am cut off.
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55 I called upon thy,
1 it Jehovah, out of the home
word

dungeon
56 Thou heardest my voice:
[ost

not thine ear at my breate
evil at my cry.

57 Thou drewest near in the nan

that I called upon thee;

saidst, Fear not.
4 Or, a man that is in his sins
5 Or, covered thyself

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are

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Miseries of the Captivity bewailed
I When they fled away and wan Our houses unto aliens.

dered, men said among the 3 We are orphans and fatherless
nations, They shall no more Our mothers are as widows.
sojourn here.

4 We have drunken our water f 16 The 2 anger of Jehovah hath

money ;
scattered them; he will no Our wood 4 is sold unto us.
more regard them :

5 Our pursuers

upon They respected not the persons necks :

of the priests, they favored not We are weary, and have no res the elders.

6 We have given the hand to t]

Egyptians, 17 Our eyes do yet fail in looking And to the Assyrians, be sa for our vain help:

isfied with bread. In our watching we have watched 7 Our fathers sinned, and are not for a nation that could not And we have borne their iniqu save.

ties. 18 They hunt our steps, so that we 8 Servants rule over us : cannot go in our streets :

There is none to deliver us out Our end is near, our days are their hand.

fulfilled; for our end is come. 9 We get our bread at the perilo 19 Our pursuers were swifter than our lives, the eagles of the heavens:

Because of the sword of the wil They chased us upon the moun

derness. tains, they laid wait for us in 10 Our skin is 5 black like an oven, the wilderness.

Because of the burning heat o 20 The breath of our nostrils, the famine.

anointed of Jehovah, was 11 They ravished the women in taken in their pits;

Zion, Of whom we said,' Under his The virgins in the cities o shadow we shall live among Judah. the nations.

12 Princes were hanged up by thei

hand: 21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter The faces of elders were no

of Edom, that dwellest in the honored.
land of Uz:

13 The young men bare the mill; The cup shall pass through unto And the children stumbled unde thee also ; thou

shalt be the wood. drunken, and shalt make thy- 14 The elders have ceased from the self naked.

gate, 22 3 The punishment of thine in The young men from their music

iquity is accomplished, 0 15 The joy of our heart is ceased ;
daughter of Zion; he will no Our dance is turned into mourn
more carry thee away into
captivity ::

16 The crown is fallen from oui He will visit thine iniquity, O

head : daughter of Edom; he will un Woe unto

us! for we have cover thy sins.

sinned.

17 For this our heart is faint; 5 Remember, O Jehovah, what is For these things our eyes are

come upon us : Behold, and see our reproach. 18 For the mountain of Zion, which 2 Our inheritance is turned unto is desolate : strangers,

The 6 foxes walk upon it. 1 Or, Yea

4 Heb. cometh for price. 2 Heb. face.

5 Or, hot 3 Or, Thine iniquity hath an end

6 Or, jackals

ing.

dim;

The young men from their nas.

Prayer for Mercy 19 Thou, O Jehovah, labidest for 21 Turn thou us unto thee, () Jehoever:

vah, and we shall be turned ; Thy throne is from generation to Renew our days as of old. generation,

22 2 But thou hast utterly rejected 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us US; for ever,

Thou art very wroth against us. And forsake us so long time?

2 Or, Unless thou ... and art 8c, 1 Or, sittest as King

TATIONS
Captivity bewailed

Our houses unto aliens.
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3 We are orphans and fatherless:
e Our mothers are as widows.

4 We have drunken our water for
h money;
0

Our wood 4 is sold unto us.

5 Our pursuers are upon Out s

necks: ot

We are weary, and have no met 6 We have given the hand to the

Egyptians, 29

And to the Assyrians, to be si

isfied with bread.
ed! 7 Our fathers sinned, and are not:
ot

And we have borne their inigu

ties. ve

8 Servants rule over us:

re ne. an

che

ing

There is none to deliver us out of

their hand.
9 We get our bread at the perildi

our lives,

Because of the sword of them
in

derness.
in 10 Our skin ig 5 black like an oren

Because of the burning hear

famine.
Tas 11 They ravished the women

Zion,
his

The virgins in the cities

Judah.
12 Princes were hanged up bytki

hand:
The faces of elders were at

bonored.
13 The young men bare the mill

:
nto

And the children stumbled in
be

the wood.
hy. 14 The elders have ceased from to

gate,
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Our dance is turned into natura nto

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ter the

head :

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16 The crown is fallen from

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17 For this our heart is faint;

For these things our eyes
18 For the mountain of Zion, mbi

is desolate:
The 6 foxes walk upon it.

* Heb. cometh for prices
5 Or, hor
60r, jackals

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