1How1lonelysits the city That was 2full of people ! She has become like a 3widowWho was once 4great among the nations ! She who was a princess among the aprovinces Has become a 5forcedlaborer !
She 6weepsbitterly in the night And her tears are on her cheeks ; She hasnone to comfort her Amongall her 7lovers. All her friends have 8dealttreacherously with her; They have become her enemies.
39Judah has gone into exilebunderaffliction And cunderdharshservitude ; She dwells10among the nations, But she has foundnorest ; All11her pursuers have overtaken her In the midst of edistress.
The roadsfof Zion are in mourningBecause12no one comes to the appointedfeasts. All her gates are 13desolate ; Her priests are groaning, Her 14virgins are afflicted, And she herselfgis 15bitter.
Her adversaries have becomehher masters, Her enemiesiprosper ; For the LORD has 16caused her griefBecause of the multitude of her transgressions ; Her littleones have gone away As captivesbefore the adversary.
6All her 17majesty Has departed from the daughter of Zion ; Her princes have become like deer That have foundnopasture ; And they have j18fledwithoutstrengthBefore the pursuer.
In the days of her affliction and homelessness19Jerusalemremembersall her preciousthings That were from the days of old, When her peoplefell into the hand of the adversary And 20noonehelped her. The adversariessaw her, They 21mocked at her kruin.
8Jerusalemsinned22greatly, Therefore23she has become an uncleanthing. All who honored her despise her Because they have seen her nakedness ; Even24she herselfgroans and turnsaway.
Her 25uncleanness was in her skirts ; She ldid not consider her 26future. Therefore she has m27fallenastonishingly ; 28She hasnocomforter. "29See, O LORD, my affliction, For the enemy has 30magnified himself!"
The adversary has stretched out his handOverall her preciousthings, For she has seen the 31nationsenter her sanctuary, The ones whom You commanded That they should 32not enter into Your congregation.
11All her peoplegroan33seekingbread ; They have given their preciousthings for food To 34restore their nlives themselves. "See, O LORD, and look, For I am35despised."
"Is 36it nothing to all you who pass this way ? Look and seeifthere is anyopain like my ppainWhich was severelydealt out to me, Which the 37LORDinflicted on the day of His 38fierceanger.
"From on high He sentfire into my 39bones, And it qprevailed over them. He has spread a 40net for my feet ; He has turned me back ; He has made me 41desolate, rFaintallday long.
"The 42yoke of my transgressions is bound ; By His hand they are knittogether. They have 43come upon my neck ; He has made my strengthsfail. The Lord44has given me into the hands Of those against whom I am not able to stand.
"The 45Lord has rejectedall my strongmen In my midst ; He has called an appointedttimeagainst me To crush my 46youngmen ; The Lord has 47trodden as in a winepress The virgindaughter of Judah.
"For thesethings I 48weep ; uMy eyesrundown with water ; Becausefar from me is a 49comforter, One who restores my soul. My children are desolateBecause the enemy has prevailed."
17Zion50stretches out her hands ; There is noone to comfort her; The LORD has 51commanded concerning Jacob That the ones roundabout him should be his adversaries ; 52Jerusalem has become an uncleanthingamong them.
"The LORD is 53righteous ; For I have 54rebelledagainst His vcommand ; Hearnow, allpeoples, And 55behold my wpain ; 56My virgins and my youngmen Have gone into captivity.
"I 57called to my lovers, but they deceived me; My 58priests and my eldersperished in the cityWhile they soughtfood to 59restorextheir strength themselves.
20"See, O LORD, for I am in distress ; My y60spirit is greatlytroubled ; My heart is overturnedwithin me, For I have been very61rebellious. In the street the swordzslays ; In the house it is like death.
"They have heard that I 62groan ; There is noone to comfort me; All my enemies have heard of my aacalamity ; They are 63glad that You have done it. Oh, that You would bring the day which You have proclaimed, That they may become64like me.
"Let all their wickednesscomebefore You; And 65deal with them as You have dealt with me For all my transgressions ; For my groans are many and my heart is faint."