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Lamentations 4:5-15

NLT 5 The people who once ate the richest foods now beg in the streets for anything they can get. Those who once wore the finest clothes now search the garbage dumps for food. NIV 5 Those who once ate delicacies are destitute in the streets. Those nurtured in purple now lie on ash heaps. NLT 6 The guilt of my people is greater than that of Sodom, where utter disaster struck in a moment and no hand offered help. NIV 6 The punishment of my people is greater than that of Sodom, which was overthrown in a moment without a hand turned to help her. NLT 7 Our princes once glowed with health— brighter than snow, whiter than milk. Their faces were as ruddy as rubies, their appearance like fine jewels. NIV 7 Their princes were brighter than snow and whiter than milk, their bodies more ruddy than rubies, their appearance like sapphires. NLT 8 But now their faces are blacker than soot. No one recognizes them in the streets. Their skin sticks to their bones; it is as dry and hard as wood. NIV 8 But now they are blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick. NLT 9 Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of hunger. Starving, they waste away for lack of food from the fields. NIV 9 Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field. NLT 10 Tenderhearted women have cooked their own children. They have eaten them to survive the siege. NIV 10 With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed. NLT 11 But now the anger of the is satisfied. His fierce anger has been poured out. He started a fire in Jerusalem that burned the city to its foundations. NIV 11 The LORD has given full vent to his wrath; he has poured out his fierce anger. He kindled a fire in Zion that consumed her foundations. NLT 12 Not a king in all the earth— no one in all the world— would have believed that an enemy could march through the gates of Jerusalem. NIV 12 The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the world's people, that enemies and foes could enter the gates of Jerusalem. NLT 13 Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the sins of her priests, who defiled the city by shedding innocent blood. NIV 13 But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous. NLT 14 They wandered blindly through the streets, so defiled by blood that no one dared touch them. NIV 14 Now they grope through the streets like men who are blind. They are so defiled with blood that no one dares to touch their garments. NLT 15 “Get away!” the people shouted at them. “You’re defiled! Don’t touch us!” So they fled to distant lands and wandered among foreign nations, but none would let them stay. NIV 15 "Go away! You are unclean!" men cry to them. "Away! Away! Don't touch us!" When they flee and wander about, people among the nations say, "They can stay here no longer."