Lamentations 1:4; Lamentations 1:19; Lamentations 2:6; Lamentations 2:20; Lamentations 4:13; Lamentations 4:16
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.
"I called to my lovers, but they deceived me; My priests and my elders perished in the city While they sought food to restore their strength themselves.
And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has destroyed His appointed meeting place. The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger.
See, O LORD , and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord ?
Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;
The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.