Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the
LORD hath afflicted her for the
multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity
before the enemy.
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end;
therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O
LORD, behold my affliction: for the
enemy hath magnified himself.
All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant
things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O
LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be
any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the
LORD hath afflicted me in the day of
his fierce anger.
The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed,
and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the
LORD hath delivered me into their
hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
The LORD hath trodden under foot all my
mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to
crush my young men: the LORD hath
trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the
LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob,
that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a
menstruous woman among them.
The LORD is righteous; for I have
rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and
behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress:
my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have
grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as
How hath the LORD covered the daughter
of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the
earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day
of his anger!
The LORD hath swallowed up all the
habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his
wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them
down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes
The LORD was as an enemy: he hath
swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath
destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah
mourning and lamentation.
And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a
garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the
LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and
sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation
of his anger the king and the priest.
The LORD hath cast off his altar, he
hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy
the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the
LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.
The LORD hath purposed to destroy the
wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not
withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and
the wall to lament; they languished together.
Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her
bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no
more; her prophets also find no vision from the
The LORD hath done that which he had
devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of
old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine
enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine
Their heart cried unto the LORD, O wall
of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night:
give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out
thine heart like water before the face of the
LORD: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young
children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom
thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a
span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of
Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in
the day of the LORD's anger none
escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath
mine enemy consumed.
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the
It is of the LORD's mercies that we are
not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the
salvation of the LORD.
For the LORD will not cast off for ever:
To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not.
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the LORD commandeth it
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
Till the LORD look down, and behold
I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of
the low dungeon.
O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes of
my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge
thou my cause.
Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD,
and all their imaginations against me;
Render unto them a recompence, O LORD,
according to the work of their hands.
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the
The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he
hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and
it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them:
they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the
The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the
LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom
we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our
Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy
throne from generation to generation.
Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days
as of old.