I beheld , and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierceanger.27
For thus hath the LORDsaid , The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.28
For this shall the earthmourn , and the heavensabove be black : because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent , neither will I turn back from it.
The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen ; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken , and not a mandwelltherein.30
And when thou art spoiled , what wilt thou do ? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy facea with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair ; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.31
For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail , and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child , the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers .