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God's Anger over Israel

1 How the Lord has covered R66 the daughter of Zion

With a cloud in His anger!

He has cast R67 from heaven to earth

The glory R68 of Israel,

And has not remembered His footstool R69

In the day of His anger.

2 The Lord has swallowed R70 up; He has not spared

All the habitations of Jacob.

In His wrath He has thrown R71 down

The strongholds of the daughter of Judah;

He has brought R72 them down to the ground;

He has profaned R73 the kingdom and its princes.

3 In fierce anger He has cut off

All F26 the strength R74 of Israel;

He has drawn R75 back His right hand

From before the enemy.

And He has burned R76 in Jacob like a flaming fire

Consuming round about.

4 He has bent His bow R77 like an enemy;

He has set His right hand like an adversary

And slain all that were pleasant R78 to the eye;

In the tent of the daughter of Zion

He has poured R79 out His wrath like fire.

5 The Lord has become like an enemy. R80

He has swallowed R81 up Israel;

He has swallowed up all its palaces, R82

He has destroyed its strongholds

And multiplied R83 in the daughter of Judah

Mourning and moaning.

6 And He has violently treated His tabernacle F27 like a garden booth;

He has destroyed R84 His appointed meeting F28 place.

The LORD has caused R85 to be forgotten

The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion,

And He has despised R86 king and priest

In the indignation of His anger.

7 The Lord has rejected R87 His altar,

He has abandoned His sanctuary;

He has R88 delivered into the hand of the enemy

The walls of her palaces.

They have made a noise R89 in the house of the LORD

As in the day of an appointed feast.

8 The LORD determined F29 to destroy

The wall of the daughter of Zion.

He has stretched R90 out a line,

He has not restrained His hand from destroying, F30

And He has caused R91 rampart and wall to lament;

They have languished together.

9 Her gates R92 have sunk into the ground,

He has destroyed and broken her bars.

Her king and her princes are among the nations;

The law R93 is no more.

Also, her prophets find

No R94 vision from the LORD.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion

Sit R95 on the ground, they are R96 silent.

They have thrown dust R97 on their heads;

They have girded themselves with sackcloth. R98

The virgins R99 of Jerusalem

Have bowed their heads to the ground.

11 My eyes R100 fail because of tears,

My spirit R101 F31 is greatly troubled;

My heart R102 F32 is poured out on the earth

Because R103 of the destruction F33 of the daughter of my people,

When little R104 ones and infants faint

In the streets of the city.

12 They say to their mothers,

"Where R105 is grain and wine?"

As they faint like a wounded man

In the streets of the city,

As their life R106 is poured out

On their mothers' bosom.

13 How shall I admonish you?

To what shall R107 I compare you,

O daughter of Jerusalem?

To what shall I liken you as I comfort you,

O virgin R108 daughter of Zion?

For your ruin F34 is as vast as the sea;

Who can heal R109 you?

14 Your prophets R110 have seen for you

False and foolish visions;

And they have not exposed R111 your iniquity

So as to restore you from captivity,

But they have seen R112 for you false and misleading oracles. F35

15 All who pass along the way

Clap R113 their hands in derision at you;

They hiss R114 and shake their heads

At the daughter of Jerusalem,

"Is this the city of which they said,

`The R115 perfection of beauty,

A R116 joy to all the earth'?"

16 All your R117 enemies

Have opened their mouths wide against you;

They hiss and gnash R118 their teeth.

They say, "We have swallowed R119 her up!

Surely this is the day R120 for which we waited;

We have reached it, we have seen it."

17 The LORD has done R121 what He purposed;

He has accomplished His word

Which He commanded from days of old.

He has thrown down without R122 sparing,

And He has caused the enemy to rejoice R123 over you;

He has exalted R124 the might F36 of your adversaries.

18 Their heart R125 cried out to the Lord,

"O wall R126 of the daughter of Zion,

Let your tears R127 run down like a river day and night;

Give yourself no relief,

Let your F37 eyes have no rest.

19 "Arise, cry aloud in the night R128

At the beginning of the night watches;

Pour R129 out your heart like water

Before the presence of the Lord;

Lift up your hands to Him

For the life R130 of your little ones

Who are faint R131 because of hunger

At the head of every street."

20 See, O LORD, and look!

With whom R132 have You dealt thus?

Should women eat R133 their offspring, F38

The little ones who were born F39 healthy?

Should priest R134 and prophet be slain

In the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 On the ground in the streets

Lie young R135 and old;

My virgins R136 and my young men

Have fallen by the sword.

You have slain them in the day of Your anger,

You have slaughtered, not R137 sparing.

22 You called as in the day of an appointed feast

My terrors R138 on every side;

And there was no R139 one who escaped or survived

In the day of the LORD'S anger.

Those whom R140 I bore F40 and reared,

My enemy annihilated them.

F26: Lit Every horn
F27: Lit booth
F28: Or feast
F29: Lit thought
F30: Lit swallowing up
F31: Lit inward parts are in ferment
F32: Lit liver
F33: Lit breaking
F34: Lit breaking
F35: Lit burdens
F36: Lit horn
F37: Lit the daughter of your eye
F38: Lit fruit
F39: Or tenderly cared for
F40: Lit bore healthy or, tenderly cared for

R66: Ezekiel 30:18
R67: Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-16
R68: Isaiah 64:11
R69: Psalms 99:5; 132:7
R70: Psalms 21:9; Lamentations 3:43
R71: Lamentations 2:5; Micah 5:11,14
R72: Isaiah 25:12; 26:5
R73: Psalms 89:39,40; Isaiah 43:28
R74: Psalms 75:5,10; Jeremiah 48:25
R75: Psalms 74:11; Jeremiah 21:4,5
R76: Isaiah 42:25; Jeremiah 21:14
R77: Job 1:6:4; 16:13; Lamentations 3:12,13
R78: Ezekiel 24:25
R79: Isaiah 42:25; Jeremiah 7:20
R80: Jeremiah 30:14
R81: Lamentations 2:2
R82: Jeremiah 52:13; Lamentations 2:2
R83: Jeremiah 9:17-20
R84: Jeremiah 52:13
R85: Jeremiah 17:27; Lamentations 1:4; Zephaniah 3:18
R86: Lamentations 4:16
R87: Psalms 78:59-61; Isaiah 64:11; Ezekiel 7:20-22
R88: Jeremiah 33:4,5; 52:13
R89: Psalms 74:3-8
R90: 2 Kings 21:13; Isaiah 34:11; Amos 7:7-9
R91: Isaiah 3:26; Jeremiah 14:2
R92: Nehemiah 1:3
R93: Hosea 3:4
R94: Jeremiah 14:14; 23:16; Ezekiel 7:26
R95: Job 1:2:13; Isaiah 3:26; 47:1
R96: Amos 8:3
R97: Job 1:2:12; Ezekiel 27:30
R98: Isaiah 15:3; Jonah 3:6-8
R99: Lamentations 1:4
R100: Lamentations 1:16; 3:48,51
R101: Jeremiah 4:19
R102: Job 1:16:13
R103: Isaiah 22:4; Lamentations 4:10
R104: Jeremiah 44:7; Lamentations 2:19
R105: Jeremiah 5:17
R106: Job 1:30:16; Psalms 42:4; 62:8
R107: Lamentations 1:12
R108: Isaiah 37:22
R109: Jeremiah 8:22; 30:12-15
R110: Jeremiah 23:25-29; 29:8,9
R111: Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 23:36; Micah 3:8
R112: Jeremiah 23:36; Ezekiel 22:25,28
R113: Job 1:27:23; Ezekiel 25:6
R114: Psalms 22:7; Isaiah 37:22; Jeremiah 18:16; 19:8; Zephaniah 2:15
R115: Psalms 50:2
R116: Psalms 48:2
R117: Job 1:16:10; Psalms 22:13; Lamentations 3:46
R118: Job 1:16:9; Psalms 35:16; 37:12
R119: Psalms 56:2; 124:3; Jeremiah 51:34
R120: Obadiah 1:1:12-15
R121: Jeremiah 4:28
R122: Lamentations 2:1,2; Ezekiel 5:11; 7:8,9; 8:18
R123: Psalms 35:24,26; 89:42; Isaiah 14:29
R124: Deuteronomy 28:43,44; Lamentations 1:5
R125: Psalms 119:145; Hosea 7:14
R126: Lamentations 2:8; Habakkuk 2:11
R127: Psalms 119:136; Jeremiah 9:1; Lamentations 1:2,16; 3:48,49
R128: Psalms 42:3; Isaiah 26:9
R129: 1 Samuel 1:15; Psalms 42:4; 62:8
R130: Lamentations 2:11
R131: Isaiah 51:20
R132: Exodus 32:11; Deuteronomy 9:26
R133: Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 4:10
R134: Psalms 78:64; Jeremiah 14:15; 23:11,12
R135: 2 Chronicles 36:17; Jeremiah 6:11
R136: Psalms 78:62,63
R137: Jeremiah 13:14; Zechariah 11:6
R138: Psalms 31:13; Isaiah 24:17; Jeremiah 6:25
R139: Jeremiah 11:11
R140: Jeremiah 16:2-4; 44:7


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