1 H5892 How doth the city H3427 [H8804] sit H910 desolate, H7227 that was full H5971 of people! H490 how is she become as a widow! H7227 she that was great H1471 among the nations, H8282 and princess H4082 among the provinces, H4522 how is she become a forced labourer!
2 H1058 [H8799] She weepeth H1058 [H8800] bitterly H3915 in the night, H1832 and her tears H3895 are on her cheeks: H157 [H8802] among all her lovers H5162 [H8764] she hath none to comfort H7453 her: all her friends H898 [H8804] have dealt treacherously H341 [H8802] with her, they are become her enemies.
3 H3063 Judah H1540 [H8804] is gone into captivity H6040 because of affliction, H7230 and because of abundant H5656 servitude: H3427 [H8804] she dwelleth H1471 among the nations, H4672 [H8804] she findeth H4494 no rest: H7291 [H8802] all her persecutors H5381 [H8689] overtook H4712 her in the midst of distress.
4 H1870 The ways H6726 of Zion H57 do mourn, H935 [H8802] because none come H4150 to the solemn feasts: H8179 all her gates H8074 [H8802] are desolate: H3548 her priests H584 [H8737] sigh, H1330 her virgins H3013 [H8737] are grieved, H4843 [H8804] and she is in bitterness.
5 H6862 Her constricters H7218 are the head, H341 [H8802] her enemies H7951 [H8804] prosper; H3068 for the LORD H3013 [H8689] hath caused her to grieve H7230 for the abundance H6588 of her revolts: H5768 her children H1980 [H8804] are gone H7628 into captivity H6440 at the face of H6862 the constricter.
6 H1323 And from the daughter H6726 of Zion H1926 all her beauty H3318 [H8799] hath departed: H8269 her princes H354 are become like harts H4672 [H8804] that find H4829 no pasture, H3212 [H8799] and they are gone H3581 without strength H6440 at the face of H7291 [H8802] the pursuer.
7 H3389 Jerusalem H2142 [H8804] remembered H3117 in the days H6040 of her affliction H4788 and of her miseries H4262 all her pleasant things H3117 that she had in the days H6924 of old, H5971 when her people H5307 [H8800] fell H3027 into the hand H6862 of the constricter, H5826 [H8802] and none helped H6862 her: the constricters H7200 [H8804] saw H7832 [H8804] her, and mocked H4868 at her sabbaths.
8 H3389 Jerusalem H2399 hath grievously H2398 [H8804] sinned; H5206 therefore she is removed: H3513 [H8764] all that honoured H2107 [H8689] her despise H7200 [H8804] her, because they have seen H6172 her nakedness: H584 [H8738] yea, she sigheth, H7725 [H8799] and turneth H268 backward.
9 H2932 Her filthiness H7757 is in her skirts; H2142 [H8804] she remembereth H319 not her latter end; H6382 therefore she hath been marvellously H3381 [H8799] abased: H5162 [H8764] she had no comforter. H3068 O LORD, H7200 [H8798] behold H6040 my affliction: H341 [H8802] for the enemy H1431 [H8689] hath magnified himself.
10 H6862 The constricter H6566 [H8804] hath spread out H3027 his hand H4261 upon all her pleasant things: H7200 [H8804] for she hath seen H1471 that the nations H935 [H8804] entered H4720 into her sanctuary, H6680 [H8765] whom thou didst command H935 [H8799] that they should not enter H6951 into thy congregation.
11 H5971 All her people H584 [H8737] sigh, H1245 [H8764] they seek H3899 bread; H5414 [H8804] they have given H4261 H4262 [H8675] their pleasant things H400 for food H7725 [H8687] to relieve H5315 the breath: H7200 [H8798] see, H3068 O LORD, H5027 [H8685] and consider; H2151 [H8802] for I am become vile.
12 H5674 [H8802] Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass H1870 by? H5027 [H8685] behold, H7200 [H8798] and see H3426 if there is H4341 any sorrow H4341 like my sorrow, H5953 [H8776] which hath fallen H3068 upon me, which the LORD H3013 [H8689] hath caused me to grieve H3117 in the day H2740 of his burning H639 anger.
13 H4791 From above H7971 [H8804] hath he sent H784 fire H6106 into my bones, H7287 [H8799] and it prevaileth H6566 [H8804] against them: he hath spread H7568 a net H7272 for my feet, H7725 [H8689] he hath turned H268 me back: H5414 [H8804] he hath made H8074 [H8802] me desolate H1739 and faint H3117 all the day.
14 H5923 The yoke H6588 of my revolts H8244 [H8738] is bound H3027 by his hand: H8276 [H8691] they are knit together, H5927 [H8804] and come up H6677 upon my neck: H3581 he hath made my strength H3782 [H8689] to fall, H136 the Lord H5414 [H8804] hath delivered H3027 me into their hands, H3201 [H8799] from whom I am not able H6965 [H8800] to rise.
15 H136 The Lord H5541 [H8765] hath trodden under foot H47 all my mighty H7130 men in the midst H7121 [H8804] of me: he hath called H4150 an assembly H7665 [H8800] against me to crush H970 my young men: H136 the Lord H1869 [H8804] hath trodden H1330 the virgin, H1323 the daughter H3063 of Judah, H1660 as in a winepress.
16 H1058 [H8802] For these things I weep; H5869 my eye, H5869 my eye H3381 [H8802] runneth down H4325 with water, H5162 [H8764] because the comforter H7725 [H8688] that should relieve H5315 my breath H7368 [H8804] is far H1121 from me: my sons H8074 [H8802] are desolate, H341 [H8802] because the enemy H1396 [H8804] prevailed.
17 H6726 Zion H6566 [H8765] spreadeth forth H3027 her hands, H5162 [H8764] and there is none to comfort H3068 her: the LORD H6680 [H8765] hath commanded H3290 concerning Jacob, H6862 that his constricters H5439 should be around H3389 him: Jerusalem H5079 is as a menstruous woman among them.
18 H3068 The LORD H6662 is righteous; H4784 [H8804] for I have rebelled H6310 against his mouth: H8085 [H8798] hear, H5971 I pray you, all people, H7200 [H8798] and behold H4341 my sorrow: H1330 my virgins H970 and my young men H1980 [H8804] are gone H7628 into captivity.
19 H7121 [H8804] I called H157 [H8764] for my lovers, H7411 [H8765] but they deceived H3548 me: my priests H2205 and my elders H1478 [H8804] expired H5892 in the city, H1245 [H8765] while they sought H400 their food H7725 [H8686] to relieve H5315 their breaths.
20 H7200 [H8798] Behold, H3068 O LORD; H6887 [H8804] for I am in distress: H4578 my bowels H2560 [H8777] are troubled; H3820 my heart H2015 [H8738] is turned H7130 within H4784 [H8800] me; for I have grievously H4784 [H8804] rebelled: H2351 abroad H2719 the sword H7921 [H8765] bereaveth, H1004 at home H4194 there is as death.
21 H8085 [H8804] They have heard H584 [H8737] that I sigh: H5162 [H8764] there is none to comfort H341 [H8802] me: all my enemies H8085 [H8804] have heard H7451 of my trouble; H7797 [H8804] they are glad H6213 [H8804] that thou hast done H935 [H8689] it: thou wilt bring H3117 the day H7121 [H8804] that thou hast called, H3644 and they shall be like me.