Lamentations 1 (asv)
She is become as a widow, that was great among the nations!
She that was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!
1:2She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her:
All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.
1:3Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude;
She dwelleth among the nations, she findeth no rest:
All her persecutors overtook her within the straits.
1:4The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly;
All her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh:
Her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
1:5Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper;
Her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.
1:6And from the daughter of Zion all her majesty is departed:
Her princes are become like harts that find no pasture,
And they are gone without strength before the pursuer.
The adversaries saw her, they did mock at her desolations.
1:8Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is become as an unclean thing;
All that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness:
Yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
1:9Her filthiness was in her skirts; she remembered not her latter end;
Therefore is she come down wonderfully; she hath no comforter:
Behold, O Jehovah, my affliction; for the enemy hath magnified himself.
For she hath seen that the nations are entered into her sanctuary,
Concerning whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thine assembly.
1:12Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?
Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is brought upon me,
1:13From on high hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them;
He hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
1:14The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand;
He hath called a solemn assembly against me to crush my young men:
My children are desolate, because the enemy hath prevailed.
1:17Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her;
Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.
1:18Jehovah is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment:
Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and behold my sorrow:
1:19I called for my lovers, but they deceived me:
While they sought them food to refresh their souls. \\ \\
My heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled:
1:21They have heard that I sigh; there is none to comfort me;
All mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it:
Thou wilt bring the day that thou hast proclaimed, and they shall be like unto me.
1:22Let all their wickedness come before thee;
And do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions:
For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
Following Entry: Lamentations 2