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Book 25 Lamentations
25:001:001 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how
25:001:002 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her
25:001:003 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and
25:001:004 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn
25:001:005 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the
25:001:006 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her
25:001:007 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her
25:001:008 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed:
25:001:009 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last
25:001:010 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant
25:001:011 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their
25:001:012 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if
25:001:013 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth
25:001:014 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are
25:001:015 The LORD hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the
25:001:016 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with
25:001:017 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort
25:001:018 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his
25:001:019 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and
25:001:020 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled;
25:001:021 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all
25:001:022 Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them,
25:002:001 How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in
25:002:002 The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and
25:002:003 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he
25:002:004 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right
25:002:005 The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath
25:002:006 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were
25:002:007 The LORD hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his
25:002:008 The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of
25:002:009 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and
25:002:010 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and
25:002:011 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver
25:002:012 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they
25:002:013 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall
25:002:014 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and
25:002:015 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag
25:002:016 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they
25:002:017 The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath
25:002:018 Their heart cried unto the LORD, O wall of the daughter of
25:002:019 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches
25:002:020 Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this.
25:002:021 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my
25:002:022 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so
25:003:001 I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his
25:003:002 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into
25:003:003 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me
25:003:004 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my
25:003:005 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and
25:003:006 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
25:003:007 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made
25:003:008 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
25:003:009 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my
25:003:010 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in
25:003:011 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath
25:003:012 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
25:003:013 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my
25:003:014 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
25:003:015 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken
25:003:016 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath
25:003:017 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat
25:003:018 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
25:003:019 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and
25:003:020 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
25:003:021 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
25:003:022 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because
25:003:023 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
25:003:024 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope
25:003:025 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that
25:003:026 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for
25:003:027 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.
25:003:028 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it
25:003:029 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
25:003:030 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full
25:003:031 For the LORD will not cast off for ever:
25:003:032 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion
25:003:033 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of
25:003:034 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.
25:003:035 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most
25:003:036 To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not.
25:003:037 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord
25:003:038 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and
25:003:039 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment
25:003:040 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
25:003:041 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the
25:003:042 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not
25:003:043 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast
25:003:044 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should
25:003:045 Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst
25:003:046 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
25:003:047 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
25:003:048 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction
25:003:049 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any
25:003:050 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
25:003:051 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of
25:003:052 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
25:003:053 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone
25:003:054 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
25:003:055 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
25:003:056 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing,
25:003:057 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou
25:003:058 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast
25:003:059 O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
25:003:060 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations
25:003:061 Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their
25:003:062 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device
25:003:063 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their
25:003:064 Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work
25:003:065 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
25:003:066 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of
25:004:001 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed!
25:004:002 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are
25:004:003 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to
25:004:004 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his
25:004:005 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets:
25:004:006 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my
25:004:007 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than
25:004:008 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the
25:004:009 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be
25:004:010 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children:
25:004:011 The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his
25:004:012 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world,
25:004:013 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her
25:004:014 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have
25:004:015 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart,
25:004:016 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more
25:004:017 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our
25:004:018 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end
25:004:019 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven:
25:004:020 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was
25:004:021 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the
25:004:022 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter
25:005:001 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold
25:005:002 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
25:005:003 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
25:005:004 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
25:005:005 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
25:005:006 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians,
25:005:007 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their
25:005:008 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver
25:005:009 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the
25:005:010 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible
25:005:011 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities
25:005:012 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were
25:005:013 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under
25:005:014 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their
25:005:015 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into
25:005:016 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have
25:005:017 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are
25:005:018 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes
25:005:019 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation
25:005:020 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long
25:005:021 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew
25:005:022 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against
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