The Lordhathswallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he haththrowndown in his wrath the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; he hathbroughtthemdown to the ground: he hathpolluted the kingdom and the princesthereof.
And he hathviolentlytakenaway his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hathdestroyed his places of the assembly: the LORDhathcaused the solemnfeasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hathdespised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
The Lordhathcast off his altar, he hathabhorred his sanctuary, he hathgiven up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; theyhavemade a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemnfeast.
The LORDhathpurposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hathstretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his handfromdestroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; theylanguishedtogether.
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keepsilence: theyhavecast up dustupontheirheads; theyhavegirdedthemselveswithsackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalemhangdowntheirheads to the ground.
Mineeyes do failwithtears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is pouredupon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklingsswoon in the streets of the city.
Whatthingshall I take to witness for thee? whatthingshall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? whatshall I equal to thee, that I may comfortthee, O virgindaughter of Zion? for thy breach is greatlike the sea: who can healthee?
The LORDhathdonethatwhich he had devised; he hathfulfilled his wordthat he had commanded in the days of old: he haththrowndown, and hath not pitied: and he hathcausedthineenemy to rejoiceoverthee, he hath set up the horn of thineadversaries.
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watchespour out thineheartlikewaterbefore the face of the Lord: lift up thy handstoward him for the life of thy youngchildren, thatfaint for hunger in the top of everystreet.