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Lamentations 4:16-22 (New International Version)

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16 The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them.1 The priests are shown no honor, the elders2 no favor.3 17 Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain4 for help;5 from our towers we watched for a nation6 that could not save us. 18 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.7 19 Our pursuers were swifter than eagles8 in the sky; they chased us9 over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.10 20 The LORD's anointed,11 our very life breath, was caught in their traps.12 We thought that under his shadow13 we would live among the nations. 21 Rejoice and be glad, O Daughter of Edom, you who live in the land of Uz.14 But to you also the cup15 will be passed; you will be drunk and stripped naked.16 22 O Daughter of Zion, your punishment will end;17 he will not prolong your exile. But, O Daughter of Edom, he will punish your sin and expose your wickedness.18
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