Why do we sit still ? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defencedcities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence , and given us water of galla to drink , because we have sinned against the LORD.15
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!16
The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole landtrembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come , and have devoured the land, and allb that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
For, behold, I will sendserpents,cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.18
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a farcountry: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strangevanities?20
The harvest is past , the summer is ended , and we are not saved .
For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt ; I am black ; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my peoplerecovered ?