191My asoul, my bsoul! I am in anguish! cOh, my heart! My 2heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Becausedyou have heard, O my soul, The 3sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.
204Disaster on disaster is proclaimed, For the 5wholeland is devastated; Suddenly my 6tents are devastated, My curtains in an instant.
21Howlong must I see the standard And hear the sound of the trumpet?
"7For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupidchildren And havenounderstanding. They are shrewd to 8doevil, But to dogood they do not know."
I looked on the earth, and behold, it was e9formless and void; And to the heavens, and they hadnolight.
I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were 10quaking, And all the hillsfmoved to and fro.
I looked, and behold, there was noman, And all the 11birds of the heavens had fled.
I looked, and behold, gthe 12fruitfulland was a wilderness, And all its cities were pulleddownBefore the LORD, before His fierceanger.
For thussays the LORD, "The 13wholeland shall be a desolation, Yet I will 14not execute a completedestruction.
"For this the 15earth shall mourn And the 16heavensabove be dark, Because I have 17spoken, I have purposed, And I will not hchange My mind, nor will I turn from it."
At the sound of the horseman and bowman18everycityflees; They 19go into the thickets and climb among the rocks; 20Everycity is forsaken, And nomandwells in them.
And you, O desolate one, 21what will you do? Although you dress in scarlet, Although you decorate yourself with ornaments of gold, Although you 22enlarge your eyes with paint, In vain you make yourself beautiful. Your i23loversdespise you; They seek your life.
For I heard a jcry as of a woman in labor, The anguish as of one givingbirth to her firstchild, The kcry of the daughter of Zion24gasping for breath, 25Stretching out her lhands, saying, "Ah, woe is me, for mI faint before murderers."