Lamentations 4:17-22 NIV

17 Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain1 for help;2 from our towers we watched for a nation3 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.4

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19 Our pursuers were swifter than eagles5 in the sky; they chased us6 over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.7

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20 The LORD's anointed,8 our very life breath, was caught in their traps.9 We thought that under his shadow10 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.11 But to you also the cup12 will be passed; you will be drunk and stripped naked.13

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22 O Daughter of Zion, your punishment will end;14 he will not prolong your exile. But, O Daughter of Edom, he will punish your sin and expose your wickedness.15

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