"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.