1 How lonely sits the citythat was full of people!How like a widow has she become,she who was great among the nations!She who was a princess among the provinceshas become a slave.
2She weeps bitterly in the night,with tears on her cheeks;among all her loversshe has none to comfort her;all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;they have become her enemies.
3Judah has gone into exile because of afflictionand hard servitude;she dwells now among the nations,but finds no resting place;her pursuers have all overtaken herin the midst of her distress.Or in the narrow passes
16"For these things I weep;my eyes flow with tears;for a comforter is far from me,one to revive my spirit;my children are desolate,for the enemy has prevailed."
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