Her adversaries have become her masters, Her enemies prosper ; For the LORD has caused her grief Because of the multitude of her transgressions ; Her little ones have gone away As captives before the adversary.
The adversary has stretched out his hand Over all her precious things, For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary, The ones whom You commanded That they should not enter into Your congregation.
My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled ; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
All your enemies Have opened their mouths wide against you; They hiss and gnash their teeth. They say, "We have swallowed her up! Surely this is the day for which we waited ; We have reached it, we have seen it."
The LORD has done what He purposed ; He has accomplished His word Which He commanded from days of old. He has thrown down without sparing, And He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; He has exalted the might of your adversaries.