HowH349 is the goldH2091 becomeH6004 dim!H6004 how is the mostH2896 fine goldH3800 changed!H8132 the stonesH68 of the sanctuaryH6944 are pouredH8210 out in the topH7218 of everyH3605 street.H2351
The preciousH3368 sonsH1121 of Zion,H6726 comparableH5537 to fine gold,H6337 howH349 are they esteemedH2803 as earthenH2789 pitchers,H5035 the workH4639 of the handsH3027 of the potter!H3335
EvenH1571 the sea monstersH8577 drawH2502 out the breast,H7699 they give suckH3243 to their youngH1482 ones: the daughterH1323 of my peopleH5971 is become cruel,H393 like the ostrichesH3283 in the wilderness.H4057
The tongueH3956 of the suckingH3243 child sticksH1692 to the roofH2441 of his mouthH2441 for thirst:H6772 the young childrenH5768 askH7592 bread,H3899 and noH369 man breaksH6566 it to them.
They that did feedH398 delicatelyH4574 are desolateH8074 in the streets:H2351 they that were broughtH539 up in scarletH8144 embraceH2263 dunghills.H830
For the punishmentH5771 of the iniquityH5771 of the daughterH1323 of my peopleH5971 is greaterH1431 than the punishmentH2403 of the sin of Sodom,H5467 that was overthrownH2015 as in a moment,H7281 and noH3808 handsH3027 stayedH2342 on her.
Her NazaritesH5139 were purerH2141 than snow,H7950 they were whiterH6705 than milk,H2461 they were more ruddyH119 in bodyH6106 than rubies,H6443 their polishingH1508 was of sapphire:H5601
Their visageH8389 is blackerH2821 than a coal;H7815 they are not knownH5234 in the streets:H2351 their skinH5785 sticksH6821 to their bones;H6106 it is withered,H3001 it is becomeH1961 like a stick.H6086
They that be slainH2491 with the swordH2719 are betterH2896 than they that be slainH2491 with hunger:H7457 for theseH1992 pineH2100 away, strickenH1856 through for want of the fruitsH8570 of the field.H7704
The handsH3027 of the pitifulH7362 womenH802 have soddenH1310 their own children:H3206 they were their meatH1262 in the destructionH7667 of the daughterH1323 of my people.H5971
The LORDH3068 has accomplishedH3615 his fury;H2534 he has pouredH8210 out his fierceH2740 anger,H639 and has kindledH3341 a fireH784 in Zion,H6726 and it has devouredH398 the foundationsH3247 thereof.
The kingsH4428 of the earth,H776 and allH3605 the inhabitantsH3427 of the world,H8398 would not have believedH539 that the adversaryH6862 and the enemyH341 should have enteredH935 into the gatesH8179 of Jerusalem.H3389
For the sinsH2403 of her prophets,H5030 and the iniquitiesH5771 of her priests,H3548 that have shedH8210 the bloodH1818 of the justH6662 in the middleH7130 of her,
They have wanderedH5128 as blindH5787 men in the streets,H2351 they have pollutedH1351 themselves with blood,H1818 so that men couldH3201 not touchH5060 their garments.H3830
They criedH7121 to them, DepartH5493 you; it is unclean;H2931 depart,H5493 depart,H5493 touchH5060 not: whenH3588 they fledH5132 away and wandered,H5128 they saidH559 among the heathen,H1471 They shall noH3808 moreH3254 sojournH1481 there.
The angerH6440 of the LORDH3068 has dividedH2505 them; he will noH3808 moreH3254 regardH5027 them: they respectedH5375 not the personsH6440 of the priests,H3548 they favoredH2603 not the elders.H2205
As for us, our eyesH5869 as yetH5750 failedH3615 for our vainH1892 help:H5833 in our watchingH6822 we have watchedH6822 for a nationH1471 that could not saveH3467 us.
They huntH6679 our steps,H6806 that we cannotH3808 goH3212 in our streets:H7339 our endH7093 is near,H7126 our daysH3117 are fulfilled;H4390 for our endH7093 is come.H935
Our persecutorsH7291 are swifterH7031 than the eaglesH5404 of the heaven:H8064 they pursuedH1814 us on the mountains,H2022 they laid waitH693 for us in the wilderness.H4057
The breathH7307 of our nostrils,H639 the anointedH4899 of the LORD,H3068 was takenH3920 in their pits,H7825 of whomH834 we said,H559 Under his shadowH6738 we shall liveH2421 among the heathen.H1471
RejoiceH7797 and be glad,H8056 O daughterH1323 of Edom,H123 that dwellH3427 in the landH776 of Uz;H5780 the cupH3563 alsoH1571 shall passH5674 through to you: you shall be drunken,H7937 and shall make yourself naked.H6168
The punishmentH5771 of your iniquityH5771 is accomplished,H8552 O daughterH1323 of Zion;H6726 he will noH3808 moreH3254 carryH1540 you away into captivity:H1540 he will visitH6485 your iniquity,H5771 O daughterH1323 of Edom;H123 he will discoverH1540 your sins.H2403