Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts,9 you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or my wrath10 will flare up and burn like fire11 because of the evil12 you have done-- burn with no one to quench13 it.
Oh, my anguish, my anguish!54 I writhe in pain.55 Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds56 within me, I cannot keep silent.57 For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;58 I have heard the battle cry.59
What are you doing,87 you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels88 of gold? Why color your eyes with paint?89 You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers90 despise you; they seek your life.91
I hear a cry as of a woman in labor,92 a groan as of one bearing her first child-- the cry of Daughter Zion93 gasping for breath,94 stretching out her hands95 and saying, "Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers."96