Lamentations 4:17-22 (New Century Version)

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17 Also, our eyes grew tired, looking for help that never came. We kept watch from our towers for a nation to save us. 18 Our enemies hunted us, so we could not even walk in the streets. Our end is near. Our time is up. Our end has come. 19 Those who chased us were faster than eagles in the sky. They ran us into the mountains and ambushed us in the desert. 20 The Lord's appointed king, who was our very breath, was caught in their traps. We had said about him, "We will be protected by him among the nations." 21 Be happy and glad, people of Edom, you who live in the land of Uz. The cup of God's anger will come to you; then you will get drunk and go naked. 22 Your punishment is complete, Jerusalem. He will not send you into captivity again. But the Lord will punish the sins of Edom; he will uncover your evil.
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