Lamentation for Israel

1 Listen to this message that I am singing for you, a lament, house of Israel:
2 She has fallen; Virgin Israel will never rise again.a She lies abandoned on her land, with no one to raise her up.
3 For the Lord God says: The city that marches out a thousand [strong] will have [only] a hundred left, and the one that marches out a hundred [strong] will have [only] ten left in the house of Israel.