You are to speak this word to them: Let my eyes overflow with tears; day and night may [they] not stop,a for the virgin daughter of my people has been destroyed by a great disaster,b an extremely severe wound.c18
If I go out to the field, look-those slain by the sword! If I enter the city, look-those illd from famine! For both prophet and priest travel to a land they do not know.
Have You completely rejected Judah? Do You deteste Zion? Why do You strike us with no hope of healing for us? We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.f20
We acknowledge our wickedness, Lord, the guilt of our fathers;g indeed, we have sinned against You.
Because of Your name, don't despise [us]. Don't disdain Your glorious throne.h Remember Your covenanti with us; do not break it.
Can any of the worthless idols of the nationsj bring rain? Or can the skies alone give showers? Are You not the Lord our God? We therefore put our hope in You,k for You have done all these things.