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Chapter 1:22 Verses
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!
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.
and because of great servitude:
she dwelleth among the heathen,
she findeth no rest:
all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
because none come to the solemn feasts:
all her gates are desolate:
her priests sigh,
her virgins are afflicted,
and she is in bitterness.
her enemies prosper;
for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions:
her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
her princes are become like harts that find no pasture,
and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.
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.
therefore she is removed:
all that honoured her despise her,
because they have seen her nakedness:
and turneth backward.
she remembereth not her last end;
therefore she came down wonderfully:
she had no comforter.
behold my affliction:
for the enemy hath magnified himself.
for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary,
whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
they seek bread;
they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul:
for I am become vile.
all ye that pass by?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
for I have rebelled against his commandment:
I pray you,
and behold my sorrow:
my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
but they deceived me:
my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city,
while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
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.
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.
and do unto them,
as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions:
for my sighs are many,
and my heart is faint.
Chapter 2:22 Verses
and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel,
and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!
and hath not pitied:
he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah;
he hath brought them down to the ground:
he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy,
and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire,
which devoureth round about.
he stood with his right hand as an adversary,
and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion:
he poured out his fury like fire.
he hath swallowed up Israel,
he hath swallowed up all her palaces:
he hath destroyed his strong holds,
and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
as if it were of a garden:
he hath destroyed his places of the assembly:
the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion,
and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
he hath abhorred his sanctuary,
he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces;
they have made a noise in the house of the LORD,
as in the day of a solemn feast.
he hath stretched out a line,
he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying:
therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament;
they languished together.
he hath destroyed and broken her bars:
her king and her princes are among the Gentiles:
the law is no more;
her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.
and keep silence:
they have cast up dust upon their heads;
they have girded themselves with sackcloth:
the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
my bowels are troubled,
my liver is poured upon the earth,
for the destruction of the daughter of my people;
because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.
Where is corn and wine?
when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city,
when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom.
what thing shall I liken to thee,
O daughter of Jerusalem?
what shall I equal to thee,
that I may comfort thee,
O virgin daughter of Zion?
for thy breach is great like the sea:
who can heal thee?
and they have not discovered thine iniquity,
to turn away thy captivity;
but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem,
Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty,
The joy of the whole earth?
they hiss and gnash the teeth:
We have swallowed her up:
certainly this is the day that we looked for;
we have found,
we have seen it.
he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old:
he hath thrown down,
and hath not pitied:
and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee,
he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.
O wall of the daughter of Zion,
let tears run down like a river day and night:
give thyself no rest;
let not the apple of thine eye cease.
cry out in the night:
in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord:
lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children,
that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
and consider to whom thou hast done this.
Shall the women eat their fruit,
and children of a span long?
shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword;
thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger;
thou hast killed,
and not pitied.
so that in the day of the LORD’S anger none escaped nor remained:
those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.
Chapter 3:66 Verses
and brought me into darkness,
but not into light.
he turneth his hand against me all the day.
he hath broken my bones.
and compassed me with gall and travail.
as they that be dead of old.
that I cannot get out:
he hath made my chain heavy.
he shutteth out my prayer.
he hath made my paths crooked.
and as a lion in secret places.
and pulled me in pieces:
he hath made me desolate.
and set me as a mark for the arrow.
and their song all the day.
he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
he hath covered me with ashes.
I forgat prosperity.
My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
the wormwood and the gall.
and is humbled in me.
therefore have I hope.
because his compassions fail not.
great is thy faithfulness.
saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
to the soul that seeketh him.
because he hath borne it upon him.
if so be there may be hope.
he is filled full with reproach.
yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
the Lord approveth not.
and it cometh to pass,
when the Lord commandeth it not?
a man for the punishment of his sins?
and turn again to the LORD.
thou hast not pardoned.
and persecuted us:
thou hast slain,
thou hast not pitied.
that our prayer should not pass through.
desolation and destruction.
and ceaseth not,
without any intermission,
and behold from heaven.
like a bird,
and cast a stone upon me.
then I said,
I am cut off.
out of the low dungeon.
hide not thine ear at my breathing,
at my cry.
thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul;
thou hast redeemed my life.
thou hast seen my wrong:
judge thou my cause.
and all their imaginations against me;
and their device against me all the day.
and their rising up;
I am their musick.
according to the work of their hands.
thy curse unto them.
Chapter 4:22 Verses
how is the most fine gold changed!
the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
comparable to fine gold,
how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers,
the work of the hands of the potter!
they give suck to their young ones:
the daughter of my people is become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.
the young children ask bread,
and no man breaketh it unto them.
they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
that was overthrown as in a moment,
and no hands stayed on her.
they were whiter than milk,
they were more ruddy in body than rubies,
their polishing was of sapphire:
they are not known in the streets:
their skin cleaveth to their bones;
it is withered,
it is become like a stick.
for these pine away,
stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
he hath poured out his fierce anger,
and hath kindled a fire in Zion,
and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
and all the inhabitants of the world,
would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
and the iniquities of her priests,
that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
they have polluted themselves with blood,
so that men could not touch their garments.
it is unclean;
when they fled away and wandered,
they said among the heathen,
They shall no more sojourn there.
he will no more regard them:
they respected not the persons of the priests,
they favoured not the elders.
our eyes as yet failed for our vain help:
in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
that we cannot go in our streets:
our end is near,
our days are fulfilled;
for our end is come.
they pursued us upon the mountains,
they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
the anointed of the LORD,
was taken in their pits,
of whom we said,
Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
O daughter of Edom,
that dwellest in the land of Uz;
the cup also shall pass through unto thee:
thou shalt be drunken,
and shalt make thyself naked.
O daughter of Zion;
he will no more carry thee away into captivity:
he will visit thine iniquity,
O daughter of Edom;
he will discover thy sins.
Chapter 5:22 Verses
what is come upon us:
and behold our reproach.
our houses to aliens.
our mothers are as widows.
our wood is sold unto us.
and have no rest.
and to the Assyrians,
to be satisfied with bread.
and are not;
and we have borne their iniquities.
there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
and the maids in the cities of Judah.
the faces of elders were not honoured.
and the children fell under the wood.
the young men from their musick.
our dance is turned into mourning.
woe unto us,
that we have sinned!
for these things our eyes are dim.
which is desolate,
the foxes walk upon it.
remainest for ever;
thy throne from generation to generation.
and forsake us so long time?
and we shall be turned;
renew our days as of old.
thou art very wroth against us.
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