Zion stretches out her hands ; There is no one to comfort her; The LORD has commanded concerning Jacob That the ones round about him should be his adversaries ; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob. In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah ; He has brought them down to the ground ; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.
In fierce anger He has cut off All the strength of Israel ; He has drawn back His right hand From before the enemy. And He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire Consuming round about.