Lamentations 4:13-20 NIV

13 But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous.

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14 Now they grope through the streets as if they were blind. They are so defiled with blood that no one dares to touch their garments.

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15 “Go away! You are unclean!” people cry to them. “Away! Away! Don’t touch us!” When they flee and wander about, people among the nations say, “They can stay here no longer.”

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16 The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. The priests are shown no honor, the elders no favor.

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17 Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain for help; from our towers we watched for a nation that could not save us.

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18 People 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.

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19 Our pursuers were swifter than eagles in the sky; they chased us over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.

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20 The LORD’s anointed, our very life breath, was caught in their traps. We thought that under his shadow we would live among the nations.

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