Lamentations 1:4; Lamentations 1:10; Lamentations 1:21-22; Lamentations 3:13; Lamentations 4:12; Lamentations 4:18; Lamentations 5:4; Lamentations 5:9
The roads of Zion are in mourning Because no one comes to the appointed feasts. All her gates are desolate; Her priests are groaning, Her virgins are afflicted, And she herself is bitter.
The adversary has stretched out his hand Over all her precious things, For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary, The ones whom You commanded That they should not enter into Your congregation.
"They have heard that I groan; There is no one to comfort me; All my enemies have heard of my calamity; They are glad that You have done it. Oh, that You would bring the day which You have proclaimed, That they may become like me.
"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."
He made the arrows of His quiver To enter into my inward parts.
The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem.
They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come.
We have to pay for our drinking water, Our wood comes to us at a price.
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.