Lamentations 1:5; Lamentations 1:8; Lamentations 1:10; Lamentations 1:15; Lamentations 2:11; Lamentations 2:16-17; Lamentations 3:5; Lamentations 3:20-21; Lamentations 3:24; Lamentations 3:39; Lamentations 3:46; Lamentations 3:48; Lamentations 3:54; Lamentations 3:61-62; Lamentations 5:17-18
Her adversaries have become her masters, Her enemies prosper; For the LORD has caused her grief Because of the multitude of her transgressions; Her little ones have gone away As captives before the adversary.
Jerusalem sinned greatly, Therefore she has become an unclean thing. All who honored her despise her Because they have seen her nakedness; Even she herself groans and turns away.
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.
"The Lord has rejected all my strong men In my midst; He has called an appointed time against me To crush my young men; The Lord has trodden as in a wine press The virgin daughter of Judah.
My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
All your enemies Have opened their mouths wide against you; They hiss and gnash their teeth. They say, "We have swallowed her up! Surely this is the day for which we waited; We have reached it, we have seen it."
The LORD has done what He purposed; He has accomplished His word Which He commanded from days of old. He has thrown down without sparing, And He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; He has exalted the might of your adversaries.
He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.
Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me.
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."
Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Waters flowed over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"
You have heard their reproach, O LORD , All their schemes against me.
The lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.
Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim;
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.