Lamentations 4:16-22 NIV

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

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17 Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain4 for help;5 from our towers we watched for a nation6 that could not save us.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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