"You will saythisword to them, '1Let my eyesflowdown with tearsnight and day, And let them not cease ; For the virgin2daughter of my people has been crushed with a mightyblow, With a sorely3infectedwound.
18'If I 4go out to the country, Behold, those aslain with the sword ! Or if I enter the city, Behold, diseases of famine ! For 5bothprophet and priest Have bgone rovingabout in the land that they do not know.' "
Have You completely6rejectedJudah ? Or have cYou loathedZion ? Why have You stricken us so that we 7are beyondhealing ? We 8waited for peace, but nothinggood came; And for a time of healing, but behold, terror !
We 9know our wickedness, O LORD, The iniquity of our fathers, for 10we have sinned against You.
Do not despise us, 11for Your own name'ssake ; Do not disgrace the 12throne of Your glory ; Remember and do not annul Your covenant with us.
Are thereany among the d13idols of the nations who 14giverain ? Or can the heavensgrantshowers ? Is it not You, O LORD our God ? Therefore we e15hope in You, For You are the one who has doneallthesethings.