Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts,3 you men of Judah and people of Jerusalem, or my wrath4 will break out and burn like fire5 because of the evil6 you have done-- burn with no one to quench7 it.
Oh, my anguish, my anguish!48 I writhe in pain.49 Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds50 within me, I cannot keep silent.51 For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;52 I have heard the battle cry.53
What are you doing,81 O devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels82 of gold? Why shade your eyes with paint?83 You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers84 despise you; they seek your life.85
I hear a cry as of a woman in labor,86 a groan as of one bearing her first child-- the cry of the Daughter of Zion87 gasping for breath,88 stretching out her hands89 and saying, "Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers."90