How the Lord has covered Daughter Zion with the cloud of his angera !1 He has hurled down the splendor of Israel from heaven to earth; he has not remembered his footstool2 in the day of his anger.32
Without pity4 the Lord has swallowed5 up all the dwellings of Jacob; in his wrath he has torn down the strongholds6 of Daughter Judah. He has brought her kingdom and its princes down to the ground7 in dishonor.
In fierce anger he has cut off every hornb8 of Israel. He has withdrawn his right hand9 at the approach of the enemy. He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything around it.104
Like an enemy he has strung his bow;11 his right hand is ready. Like a foe he has slain all who were pleasing to the eye;12 he has poured out his wrath13 like fire14 on the tent15 of Daughter Zion.
The Lord is like an enemy;16 he has swallowed up Israel. He has swallowed up all her palaces and destroyed her strongholds.17 He has multiplied mourning and lamentation18 for Daughter Judah.196
He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden; he has destroyed20 his place of meeting.21 The LORD has made Zion forget her appointed festivals and her Sabbaths;22 in his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.237
The Lord has rejected his altar and abandoned his sanctuary.24 He has given the walls of her palaces25 into the hands of the enemy; they have raised a shout in the house of the LORD as on the day of an appointed festival.26