Lamentations 1:20; Lamentations 1:22; Lamentations 2:18-19; Lamentations 3:21; Lamentations 3:33; Lamentations 3:65; Lamentations 5:15; Lamentations 5:17
"See, O LORD , for I am in distress; My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is overturned within me, For I have been very rebellious. In the street the sword slays; In the house it is like death.
"Let all their wickedness come before You; And deal with them as You have dealt with me For all my transgressions; For my groans are many and my heart is faint."
Their heart cried out to the Lord , "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let your tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief, Let your eyes have no rest.
"Arise, cry aloud in the night At the beginning of the night watches; Pour out your heart like water Before the presence of the Lord ; Lift up your hands to Him For the life of your little ones Who are faint because of hunger At the head of every street."
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
You will give them hardness of heart, Your curse will be on them.
The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim;