"Go away! You are unclean!" men cry to them. "Away! Away! Don't touch us!" When they flee and wander1 about, people among the nations say, "They can stay here no longer."216
The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them.3 The priests are shown no honor, the elders4 no favor.517
Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain6 for help;7 from our towers we watched for a nation8 that could not save us.
Men stalked us at every step, so we could not walk in our streets. Our end was near, our days were numbered, for our end had come.919
Our pursuers were swifter than eagles10 in the sky; they chased us11 over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.1220
The LORD's anointed,13 our very life breath, was caught in their traps.14 We thought that under his shadow15 we would live among the nations.
Rejoice and be glad, O Daughter of Edom, you who live in the land of Uz.16 But to you also the cup17 will be passed; you will be drunk and stripped naked.1822
O Daughter of Zion, your punishment will end;19 he will not prolong your exile. But, O Daughter of Edom, he will punish your sin and expose your wickedness.20