"You have engulfed us with your anger, chased us down, and slaughtered us without mercy.
You have hidden yourself in a cloud so our prayers cannot reach you.
You have discarded us as refuse and garbage among the nations.
"All our enemies have spoken out against us.
We are filled with fear, for we are trapped, desolate, and ruined."
Streams of tears flow from my eyes because of the destruction of my people!
My tears flow down endlessly. They will not stop
until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.
My heart is breaking over the fate of all the women of Jerusalem.
My enemies, whom I have never harmed, chased me like a bird.
They threw me into a pit and dropped stones on me.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)