Lamentations 2:1-6 NIV

1 How the Lord has covered the Daughter of Zion with the cloud of his angera !1 He has hurled down the splendor of Israel from heaven to earth; he has not remembered his footstool2 in the day of his anger.3

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    • a 2:1 - Or "How the Lord in his anger / has treated the Daughter of Zion with contempt"
      2 Without pity4 the Lord has swallowed5 up all the dwellings of Jacob; in his wrath he has torn down the strongholds6 of the Daughter of Judah. He has brought her kingdom and its princes down to the ground7 in dishonor.

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      3 In fierce anger he has cut off every hornb8 of Israel. He has withdrawn his right hand9 at the approach of the enemy. He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything around it.10

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        • b 2:3 - Or "/ all the strength"; or "every king"; "horn" here symbolizes strength.
          4 Like an enemy he has strung his bow;11 his right hand is ready. Like a foe he has slain all who were pleasing to the eye;12 he has poured out his wrath13 like fire14 on the tent15 of the Daughter of Zion.

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          5 The Lord is like an enemy;16 he has swallowed up Israel. He has swallowed up all her palaces and destroyed her strongholds.17 He has multiplied mourning and lamentation18 for the Daughter of Judah.19

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              6 He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden; he has destroyed20 his place of meeting.21 The LORD has made Zion forget her appointed feasts and her Sabbaths;22 in his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.23

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