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Lamentations 2


1  How349 hath the Lord136 covered5743 853 the daughter1323 of Zion6726 with a cloud in his anger,639 and cast down7993 from heaven4480 8064 unto the earth776 the beauty8597 of Israel,3478 and remembered2142 not3808 his footstool1916 7272 in the day3117 of his anger!639

2  The Lord136 hath swallowed up1104 853 all3605 the habitations4999 of Jacob,3290 and hath not3808 pitied:2550 he hath thrown down2040 in his wrath5678 the strongholds4013 of the daughter1323 of Judah;3063 he hath brought them down5060 to the ground:776 he hath polluted2490 the kingdom4467 and the princes8269 thereof.

3  He hath cut off1438 in his fierce2750 anger639 all3605 the horn7161 of Israel:3478 he hath drawn7725 back268 his right hand3225 from before4480 6440 the enemy,341 and he burned1197 against Jacob3290 like a flaming3852 fire,784 which devoureth398 round about.5439

4  He hath bent1869 his bow7198 like an enemy:341 he stood5324 with his right hand3225 as an adversary,6862 and slew2026 all3605 that were pleasant4261 to the eye5869 in the tabernacle168 of the daughter1323 of Zion:6726 he poured out8210 his fury2534 like fire.784

5  The Lord136 was1961 as an enemy:341 he hath swallowed up1104 Israel,3478 he hath swallowed up1104 all3605 her palaces:759 he hath destroyed7843 his strongholds,4013 and hath increased7235 in the daughter1323 of Judah3063 mourning8386 and lamentation.592

6  And he hath violently taken away2554 his tabernacle,7900 as if it were of a garden:1588 he hath destroyed7843 his places of the assembly:4150 the LORD3068 hath caused the solemn feasts4150 and sabbaths7676 to be forgotten7911 in Zion,6726 and hath despised5006 in the indignation2195 of his anger639 the king4428 and the priest.3548

7  The Lord136 hath cast off2186 his altar,4196 he hath abhorred5010 his sanctuary,4720 he hath given up5462 into the hand3027 of the enemy341 the walls2346 of her palaces;759 they have made5414 a noise6963 in the house1004 of the LORD,3068 as in the day3117 of a solemn feast.4150

8  The LORD3068 hath purposed2803 to destroy7843 the wall2346 of the daughter1323 of Zion:6726 he hath stretched out5186 a line,6957 he hath not3808 withdrawn7725 his hand3027 from destroying:4480 1104 therefore he made the rampart2426 and the wall2346 to lament;56 they languished535 together.3162

9  Her gates8179 are sunk2883 into the ground;776 he hath destroyed6 and broken7665 her bars:1280 her king4428 and her princes8269 are among the Gentiles:1471 the law8451 is no369 more; her prophets5030 also1571 find4672 no3808 vision2377 from the LORD.4480 3068

10  The elders2205 of the daughter1323 of Zion6726 sit3427 upon the ground,776 and keep silence:1826 they have cast up5927 dust6083 upon5921 their heads;7218 they have girded2296 themselves with sackcloth:8242 the virgins1330 of Jerusalem3389 hang down3381 their heads7218 to the ground.776

11  Mine eyes5869 do fail3615 with tears,1832 my bowels4578 are troubled,2560 my liver3516 is poured8210 upon the earth,776 for5921 the destruction7667 of the daughter1323 of my people;5971 because the children5768 and the sucklings3243 swoon5848 in the streets7339 of the city.7151

12  They say559 to their mothers,517 Where346 is corn1715 and wine?3196 when they swooned5848 as the wounded2491 in the streets7339 of the city,5892 when their soul5315 was poured out8210 into413 their mothers'517 bosom.2436

13  What thing4100 shall I take to witness5749 for thee? what thing4100 shall I liken1819 to thee, O daughter1323 of Jerusalem?3389 what4100 shall I equal7737 to thee, that I may comfort5162 thee, O virgin1330 daughter1323 of Zion?6726 for3588 thy breach7667 is great1419 like the sea:3220 who4310 can heal7495 thee?

14  Thy prophets5030 have seen2372 vain7723 and foolish things8602 for thee: and they have not3808 discovered1540 5921 thine iniquity,5771 to turn away7725 thy captivity;7622 but have seen2372 for thee false7723 burdens4864 and causes of banishment.4065

15  All3605 that pass by5674 1870 clap5606 their hands3709 at5921 thee; they hiss8319 and wag5128 their head7218 at5921 the daughter1323 of Jerusalem,3389 saying, Is this2063 the city5892 that men call7945 559 The perfection3632 of beauty,3308 The joy4885 of the whole3605 earth?776

16  All3605 thine enemies341 have opened6475 their mouth6310 against5921 thee: they hiss8319 and gnash2786 the teeth:8127 they say,559 We have swallowed her up:1104 certainly389 this2088 is the day3117 that we looked for;7945 6960 we have found,4672 we have seen7200 it.

17  The LORD3068 hath done6213 that which834 he had devised;2161 he hath fulfilled1214 his word565 that834 he had commanded6680 in the days4480 3117 of old:6924 he hath thrown down,2040 and hath not3808 pitied:2550 and he hath caused thine enemy341 to rejoice8055 over5921 thee, he hath set up7311 the horn7161 of thine adversaries.6862

18  Their heart3820 cried6817 unto413 the Lord,136 O wall2346 of the daughter1323 of Zion,6726 let tears1832 run down3381 like a river5158 day3119 and night:3915 give5414 thyself no408 rest;6314 let not408 the apple1323 of thine eye5869 cease.1826

19  Arise,6965 cry out7442 in the night:3915 in the beginning7218 of the watches821 pour out8210 thine heart3820 like water4325 before5227 the face6440 of the Lord:136 lift up5375 thy hands3709 toward413 him for5921 the life5315 of thy young children,5768 that faint5848 for hunger7458 in the top7218 of every3605 street.2351

20  Behold,7200 O LORD,3068 and consider5027 to whom4310 thou hast done5953 this.3541 Shall the women802 eat398 their fruit,6529 and children5768 of a span long?2949 shall the priest3548 and the prophet5030 be slain2026 in the sanctuary4720 of the Lord?136

21  The young5288 and the old2205 lie7901 on the ground776 in the streets:2351 my virgins1330 and my young men970 are fallen5307 by the sword;2719 thou hast slain2026 them in the day3117 of thine anger;639 thou hast killed,2873 and not3808 pitied.2550

22  Thou hast called7121 as in a solemn4150 day3117 my terrors4032 round about,4480 5439 so that in the day3117 of the LORD's3068 anger639 none3808 escaped1961 6412 nor remained:8300 those that834 I have swaddled2946 and brought up7235 hath mine enemy341 consumed.3615


1 πῶς ἐγνόφωσεν ἐν ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ κύριος τὴν θυγατέρα Σιων κατέρριψεν ἐξ οὐρανοῦ εἰς γῆν δόξασμα Ισραηλ καὶ οὐκ ἐμνήσθη ὑποποδίου ποδῶν αὐτοῦ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ

2 κατεπόντισεν κύριος οὐ φεισάμενος πάντα τὰ ὡραῖα Ιακωβ καθεῖλεν ἐν θυμῷ αὐτοῦ τὰ ὀχυρώματα τῆς θυγατρὸς Ιουδα ἐκόλλησεν εἰς τὴν γῆν ἐβεβήλωσεν βασιλέα αὐτῆς καὶ ἄρχοντας αὐτῆς

3 συνέκλασεν ἐν ὀργῇ θυμοῦ αὐτοῦ πᾶν κέρας Ισραηλ ἀπέστρεψεν ὀπίσω δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ προσώπου ἐχθροῦ καὶ ἀνῆψεν ἐν Ιακωβ ὡς πῦρ φλόγα καὶ κατέφαγεν πάντα τὰ κύκλῳ

4 ἐνέτεινεν τόξον αὐτοῦ ὡς ἐχθρός ἐστερέωσεν δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ ὡς ὑπεναντίος καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν πάντα τὰ ἐπιθυμήματα ὀφθαλμῶν μου ἐν σκηνῇ θυγατρὸς Σιων ἐξέχεεν ὡς πῦρ τὸν θυμὸν αὐτοῦ

5 ἐγενήθη κύριος ὡς ἐχθρός κατεπόντισεν Ισραηλ κατεπόντισεν πάσας τὰς βάρεις αὐτῆς διέφθειρεν τὰ ὀχυρώματα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπλήθυνεν τῇ θυγατρὶ Ιουδα ταπεινουμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην

6 καὶ διεπέτασεν ὡς ἄμπελον τὸ σκήνωμα αὐτοῦ διέφθειρεν ἑορτὴν αὐτοῦ ἐπελάθετο κύριος ὃ ἐποίησεν ἐν Σιων ἑορτῆς καὶ σαββάτου καὶ παρώξυνεν ἐμβριμήματι ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ βασιλέα καὶ ἱερέα καὶ ἄρχοντα

7 ἀπώσατο κύριος θυσιαστήριον αὐτοῦ ἀπετίναξεν ἁγίασμα αὐτοῦ συνέτριψεν ἐν χειρὶ ἐχθροῦ τεῖχος βάρεων αὐτῆς φωνὴν ἔδωκαν ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἑορτῆς

8 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν κύριος τοῦ διαφθεῖραι τεῖχος θυγατρὸς Σιων ἐξέτεινεν μέτρον οὐκ ἀπέστρεψεν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ καταπατήματος καὶ ἐπένθησεν τὸ προτείχισμα καὶ τεῖχος ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἠσθένησεν

9 ἐνεπάγησαν εἰς γῆν πύλαι αὐτῆς ἀπώλεσεν καὶ συνέτριψεν μοχλοὺς αὐτῆς βασιλέα αὐτῆς καὶ ἄρχοντας αὐτῆς ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος καί γε προφῆται αὐτῆς οὐκ εἶδον ὅρασιν παρὰ κυρίου

10 ἐκάθισαν εἰς τὴν γῆν ἐσιώπησαν πρεσβύτεροι θυγατρὸς Σιων ἀνεβίβασαν χοῦν ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτῶν περιεζώσαντο σάκκους κατήγαγον εἰς γῆν ἀρχηγοὺς παρθένους ἐν Ιερουσαλημ

11 ἐξέλιπον ἐν δάκρυσιν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἐταράχθη ἡ καρδία μου ἐξεχύθη εἰς γῆν ἡ δόξα μου ἐπὶ τὸ σύντριμμα τῆς θυγατρὸς τοῦ λαοῦ μου ἐν τῷ ἐκλιπεῖν νήπιον καὶ θηλάζοντα ἐν πλατείαις πόλεως

12 ταῖς μητράσιν αὐτῶν εἶπαν ποῦ σῖτος καὶ οἶνος ἐν τῷ ἐκλύεσθαι αὐτοὺς ὡς τραυματίας ἐν πλατείαις πόλεως ἐν τῷ ἐκχεῖσθαι ψυχὰς αὐτῶν εἰς κόλπον μητέρων αὐτῶν

13 τί μαρτυρήσω σοι ἢ τί ὁμοιώσω σοι θύγατερ Ιερουσαλημ τίς σώσει σε καὶ παρακαλέσει σε παρθένος θύγατερ Σιων ὅτι ἐμεγαλύνθη ποτήριον συντριβῆς σου τίς ἰάσεταί σε

14 προφῆταί σου εἴδοσάν σοι μάταια καὶ ἀφροσύνην καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκάλυψαν ἐπὶ τὴν ἀδικίαν σου τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι αἰχμαλωσίαν σου καὶ εἴδοσάν σοι λήμματα μάταια καὶ ἐξώσματα

15 ἐκρότησαν ἐπὶ σὲ χεῖρας πάντες οἱ παραπορευόμενοι ὁδόν ἐσύρισαν καὶ ἐκίνησαν τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τὴν θυγατέρα Ιερουσαλημ ἦ αὕτη ἡ πόλις ἣν ἐροῦσιν στέφανος δόξης εὐφροσύνη πάσης τῆς γῆς

16 διήνοιξαν ἐπὶ σὲ στόμα αὐτῶν πάντες οἱ ἐχθροί σου ἐσύρισαν καὶ ἔβρυξαν ὀδόντας εἶπαν κατεπίομεν αὐτήν πλὴν αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα ἣν προσεδοκῶμεν εὕρομεν αὐτήν εἴδομεν

17 ἐποίησεν κύριος ἃ ἐνεθυμήθη συνετέλεσεν ῥήματα αὐτοῦ ἃ ἐνετείλατο ἐξ ἡμερῶν ἀρχαίων καθεῖλεν καὶ οὐκ ἐφείσατο καὶ ηὔφρανεν ἐπὶ σὲ ἐχθρόν ὕψωσεν κέρας θλίβοντός σε

18 ἐβόησεν καρδία αὐτῶν πρὸς κύριον τείχη Σιων καταγάγετε ὡς χειμάρρους δάκρυα ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός μὴ δῷς ἔκνηψιν σεαυτῇ μὴ σιωπήσαιτο θύγατερ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου

19 ἀνάστα ἀγαλλίασαι ἐν νυκτὶ εἰς ἀρχὰς φυλακῆς σου ἔκχεον ὡς ὕδωρ καρδίαν σου ἀπέναντι προσώπου κυρίου ἆρον πρὸς αὐτὸν χεῖράς σου περὶ ψυχῆς νηπίων σου τῶν ἐκλυομένων λιμῷ ἐπ᾽ ἀρχῆς πασῶν ἐξόδων

20 ἰδέ κύριε καὶ ἐπίβλεψον τίνι ἐπεφύλλισας οὕτως εἰ φάγονται γυναῖκες καρπὸν κοιλίας αὐτῶν ἐπιφυλλίδα ἐποίησεν μάγειρος φονευθήσονται νήπια θηλάζοντα μαστούς ἀποκτενεῖς ἐν ἁγιάσματι κυρίου ἱερέα καὶ προφήτην

21 ἐκοιμήθησαν εἰς τὴν ἔξοδον παιδάριον καὶ πρεσβύτης παρθένοι μου καὶ νεανίσκοι μου ἐπορεύθησαν ἐν αἰχμαλωσίᾳ ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν λιμῷ ἀπέκτεινας ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς σου ἐμαγείρευσας οὐκ ἐφείσω

22 ἐκάλεσεν ἡμέραν ἑορτῆς παροικίας μου κυκλόθεν καὶ οὐκ ἐγένοντο ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς κυρίου ἀνασῳζόμενος καὶ καταλελειμμένος ὡς ἐπεκράτησα καὶ ἐπλήθυνα ἐχθρούς μου πάντας


‎1 ‏אֵיכָה֩ יָעִ֨יב בְּאַפּ֤וֹ׀ אֲדֹנָי֙ אֶת־בַּת־צִיּ֔וֹן הִשְׁלִ֤יךְ מִשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ אֶ֔רֶץ תִּפְאֶ֖רֶת יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹא־זָכַ֥ר הֲדֹם־רַגְלָ֖יו בְּי֥וֹם אַפּֽוֹ׃ ס

‎2 ‏בִּלַּ֨ע אֲדֹנָ֜י לא וְלֹ֣א חָמַ֗ל אֵ֚ת כָּל־נְא֣וֹת יַעֲקֹ֔ב הָרַ֧ס בְּעֶבְרָת֛וֹ מִבְצְרֵ֥י בַת־יְהוּדָ֖ה הִגִּ֣יעַ לָאָ֑רֶץ חִלֵּ֥ל מַמְלָכָ֖ה וְשָׂרֶֽיהָ׃ ס

‎3 ‏גָּדַ֣ע בָּֽחֳרִי־אַ֗ף כֹּ֚ל קֶ֣רֶן יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הֵשִׁ֥יב אָח֛וֹר יְמִינ֖וֹ מִפְּנֵ֣י אוֹיֵ֑ב וַיִּבְעַ֤ר בְּיַעֲקֹב֙ כְּאֵ֣שׁ לֶֽהָבָ֔ה אָכְלָ֖ה סָבִֽיב׃ ס

‎4 ‏דָּרַ֨ךְ קַשְׁתּ֜וֹ כְּאוֹיֵ֗ב נִצָּ֤ב יְמִינוֹ֙ כְּצָ֔ר וַֽיַּהֲרֹ֔ג כֹּ֖ל מַחֲמַדֵּי־עָ֑יִן בְּאֹ֙הֶל֙ בַּת־צִיּ֔וֹן שָׁפַ֥ךְ כָּאֵ֖שׁ חֲמָתֽוֹ׃ ס

‎5 ‏הָיָ֨ה אֲדֹנָ֤י׀ כְּאוֹיֵב֙ בִּלַּ֣ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל בִּלַּע֙ כָּל־אַרְמְנוֹתֶ֔יהָ שִׁחֵ֖ת מִבְצָרָ֑יו וַיֶּ֙רֶב֙ בְּבַת־יְהוּדָ֔ה תַּאֲנִיָּ֖ה וַאֲנִיָּֽה׃ ס

‎6 ‏וַיַּחְמֹ֤ס כַּגַּן֙ שֻׂכּ֔וֹ שִׁחֵ֖ת מוֹעֲד֑וֹ שִׁכַּ֨ח יְהוָ֤ה׀ בְּצִיּוֹן֙ מוֹעֵ֣ד וְשַׁבָּ֔ת וַיִּנְאַ֥ץ בְּזַֽעַם־אַפּ֖וֹ מֶ֥לֶךְ וְכֹהֵֽן׃ ס

‎7 ‏זָנַ֨ח אֲדֹנָ֤י׀ מִזְבְּחוֹ֙ נִאֵ֣ר מִקְדָּשׁ֔וֹ הִסְגִּיר֙ בְּיַד־אוֹיֵ֔ב חוֹמֹ֖ת אַרְמְנוֹתֶ֑יהָ ק֛וֹל נָתְנ֥וּ בְּבֵית־יְהוָ֖ה כְּי֥וֹם מוֹעֵֽד׃ ס

‎8 ‏חָשַׁ֨ב יְהוָ֤ה׀ לְהַשְׁחִית֙ חוֹמַ֣ת בַּת־צִיּ֔וֹן נָ֣טָה קָ֔ו לֹא־הֵשִׁ֥יב יָד֖וֹ מִבַּלֵּ֑עַ וַיַּֽאֲבֶל־חֵ֥ל וְחוֹמָ֖ה יַחְדָּ֥ו אֻמְלָֽלוּ׃ ס

‎9 ‏טָבְע֤וּ בָאָ֙רֶץ֙ שְׁעָרֶ֔יהָ אִבַּ֥ד וְשִׁבַּ֖ר בְּרִיחֶ֑יהָ מַלְכָּ֨הּ וְשָׂרֶ֤יהָ בַגּוֹיִם֙ אֵ֣ין תּוֹרָ֔ה גַּם־נְבִיאֶ֕יהָ לֹא־מָצְא֥וּ חָז֖וֹן מֵיְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎10 ‏יֵשְׁב֨וּ לָאָ֤רֶץ יִדְּמוּ֙ זִקְנֵ֣י בַת־צִיּ֔וֹן הֶֽעֱל֤וּ עָפָר֙ עַל־רֹאשָׁ֔ם חָגְר֖וּ שַׂקִּ֑ים הוֹרִ֤ידוּ לָאָ֙רֶץ֙ רֹאשָׁ֔ן בְּתוּלֹ֖ת יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ ס

‎11 ‏כָּל֨וּ בַדְּמָע֤וֹת עֵינַי֙ חֳמַרְמְר֣וּ מֵעַ֔י נִשְׁפַּ֤ךְ לָאָ֙רֶץ֙ כְּבֵדִ֔י עַל־שֶׁ֖בֶר בַּת־עַמִּ֑י בֵּֽעָטֵ֤ף עוֹלֵל֙ וְיוֹנֵ֔ק בִּרְחֹב֖וֹת קִרְיָֽה׃ ס

‎12 ‏לְאִמֹּתָם֙ יֹֽאמְר֔וּ אַיֵּ֖ה דָּגָ֣ן וָיָ֑יִן בְּהִֽתְעַטְּפָ֤ם כֶּֽחָלָל֙ בִּרְחֹב֣וֹת עִ֔יר בְּהִשְׁתַּפֵּ֣ךְ נַפְשָׁ֔ם אֶל־חֵ֖יק אִמֹּתָֽם׃ ס

‎13 ‏מָֽה־אֲעִידֵ֞ךְ מָ֣ה אֲדַמֶּה־לָּ֗ךְ הַבַּת֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם מָ֤ה אַשְׁוֶה־לָּךְ֙ וַאֲנַֽחֲמֵ֔ךְ בְּתוּלַ֖ת בַּת־צִיּ֑וֹן כִּֽי־גָד֥וֹל כַּיָּ֛ם שִׁבְרֵ֖ךְ מִ֥י יִרְפָּא־לָֽךְ׃ ס

‎14 ‏נְבִיאַ֗יִךְ חָ֤זוּ לָךְ֙ שָׁ֣וְא וְתָפֵ֔ל וְלֹֽא־גִלּ֥וּ עַל־עֲוֹנֵ֖ךְ לְהָשִׁ֣יב שביתך שְׁבוּתֵ֑ךְ וַיֶּ֣חֱזוּ לָ֔ךְ מַשְׂא֥וֹת שָׁ֖וְא וּמַדּוּחִֽים׃ ס

‎15 ‏סָֽפְק֨וּ עָלַ֤יִךְ כַּפַּ֙יִם֙ כָּל־עֹ֣בְרֵי דֶ֔רֶךְ שָֽׁרְקוּ֙ וַיָּנִ֣עוּ רֹאשָׁ֔ם עַל־בַּ֖ת יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם הֲזֹ֣את הָעִ֗יר שֶׁיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ כְּלִ֣ילַת יֹ֔פִי מָשׂ֖וֹשׂ3 לְכָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ ס

‎16 ‏פָּצ֨וּ עָלַ֤יִךְ פִּיהֶם֙ כָּל־א֣וֹיְבַ֔יִךְ שָֽׁרְקוּ֙ וַיַּֽחַרְקוּ־שֵׁ֔ן אָמְר֖וּ בִּלָּ֑עְנוּ אַ֣ךְ זֶ֥ה הַיּ֛וֹם שֶׁקִּוִּינֻ֖הוּ מָצָ֥אנוּ רָאִֽינוּ׃ ס

‎17 ‏עָשָׂ֨ה יְהוָ֜ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר זָמָ֗ם בִּצַּ֤ע אֶמְרָתוֹ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר צִוָּ֣ה מִֽימֵי־קֶ֔דֶם הָרַ֖ס וְלֹ֣א חָמָ֑ל וַיְשַׂמַּ֤ח עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ אוֹיֵ֔ב הֵרִ֖ים קֶ֥רֶן צָרָֽיִךְ׃ ס

‎18 ‏צָעַ֥ק לִבָּ֖ם אֶל־אֲדֹנָ֑י חוֹמַ֣ת בַּת־צִ֠יּוֹן הוֹרִ֨ידִי כַנַּ֤חַל דִּמְעָה֙ יוֹמָ֣ם וָלַ֔יְלָה אַֽל־תִּתְּנִ֤י פוּגַת֙ לָ֔ךְ אַל־תִּדֹּ֖ם בַּת־עֵינֵֽךְ׃ ס

‎19 ‏ק֣וּמִי׀ רֹ֣נִּי בליל בַלַּ֗יְלָה3 לְרֹאשׁ֙ אַשְׁמֻר֔וֹת שִׁפְכִ֤י כַמַּ֙יִם֙ לִבֵּ֔ךְ נֹ֖כַח פְּנֵ֣י אֲדֹנָ֑י שְׂאִ֧י אֵלָ֣יו כַּפַּ֗יִךְ עַל־נֶ֙פֶשׁ֙ עֽוֹלָלַ֔יִךְ הָעֲטוּפִ֥ים בְּרָעָ֖ב בְּרֹ֥אשׁ כָּל־חוּצֽוֹת׃ ס

‎20 ‏רְאֵ֤ה יְהוָה֙ וְֽהַבִּ֔יטָה לְמִ֖י עוֹלַ֣לְתָּ כֹּ֑ה אִם־תֹּאכַ֨לְנָה נָשִׁ֤ים פִּרְיָם֙ עֹלֲלֵ֣י טִפֻּחִ֔ים אִם־יֵהָרֵ֛ג בְּמִקְדַּ֥שׁ אֲדֹנָ֖י כֹּהֵ֥ן וְנָבִֽיא׃ ס

‎21 ‏שָׁכְב֨וּ לָאָ֤רֶץ חוּצוֹת֙ נַ֣עַר וְזָקֵ֔ן בְּתוּלֹתַ֥י וּבַחוּרַ֖י נָפְל֣וּ בֶחָ֑רֶב הָרַ֙גְתָּ֙ בְּי֣וֹם אַפֶּ֔ךָ טָבַ֖חְתָּ לֹ֥א חָמָֽלְתָּ׃ ס

‎22 ‏תִּקְרָא֩ כְי֨וֹם מוֹעֵ֤ד מְגוּרַי֙ מִסָּבִ֔יב וְלֹ֥א הָיָ֛ה בְּי֥וֹם אַף־יְהוָ֖ה פָּלִ֣יט וְשָׂרִ֑יד אֲשֶׁר־טִפַּ֥חְתִּי וְרִבִּ֖יתִי אֹיְבִ֥י כִלָּֽם׃ פ


1 [Quomodo obtexit caligine in furore suo
Dominus filiam Sion;
projecit de cælo in terram
inclytam Israël,
et non est recordatus scabelli pedum suorum
in die furoris sui!

Præcipitavit Dominus, nec pepercit
omnia speciosa Jacob:
destruxit in furore suo
munitiones virginis Juda,
et dejecit in terram;
polluit regnum et principes ejus.

Confregit in ira furoris sui
omne cornu Israël;
avertit retrorsum dexteram suam
a facie inimici,
et succendit in Jacob quasi ignem
flammæ devorantis in gyro.

Tetendit arcum suum quasi inimicus,
firmavit dexteram suam quasi hostis,
et occidit omne quod pulchrum erat visu
in tabernaculo filiæ Sion;
effudit quasi ignem
indignationem suam.

Factus est Dominus velut inimicus,
præcipitavit Israël:
præcipitavit omnia mœnia ejus,
dissipavit munitiones ejus,
et replevit in filia Juda
humiliatum et humiliatam.

Et dissipavit quasi hortum tentorium suum;
demolitus est tabernaculum suum.
Oblivioni tradidit Dominus in Sion
festivitatem et sabbatum;
et in opprobrium, et in indignationem furoris sui,
regem et sacerdotem.

Repulit Dominus altare suum;
maledixit sanctificationi suæ:
tradidit in manu inimici
muros turrium ejus.
Vocem dederunt in domo Domini
sicut in die solemni.

Cogitavit Dominus dissipare
murum filiæ Sion;
tetendit funiculum suum,
et non avertit manum suam a perditione:
luxitque antemurale,
et murus pariter dissipatus est.

Defixæ sunt in terra portæ ejus,
perdidit et contrivit vectes ejus;
regem ejus et principes ejus in gentibus:
non est lex,
et prophetæ ejus non invenerunt
visionem a Domino.

10 Sederunt in terra, conticuerunt
senes filiæ Sion;
consperserunt cinere capita sua,
accincti sunt ciliciis:
abjecerunt in terram capita sua
virgines Jerusalem.

11 Defecerunt præ lacrimis oculi mei,
conturbata sunt viscera mea;
effusum est in terra jecur meum
super contritione filiæ populi mei,
cum deficeret parvulus et lactens
in plateis oppidi.

12 Matribus suis dixerunt:
Ubi est triticum et vinum?
cum deficerent quasi vulnerati
in plateis civitatis,
cum exhalarent animas suas
in sinu matrum suarum.

13 Cui comparabo te, vel cui assimilabo te,
filia Jerusalem?
cui exæquabo te, et consolabor te,
virgo, filia Sion?
magna est enim velut mare contritio tua:
quis medebitur tui?

14 Prophetæ tui viderunt tibi
falsa et stulta;
nec aperiebant iniquitatem tuam,
ut te ad pœnitentiam provocarent;
viderunt autem tibi assumptiones falsas,
et ejectiones.

15 Plauserunt super te manibus
omnes transeuntes per viam;
sibilaverunt et moverunt caput suum
super filiam Jerusalem:
Hæccine est urbs, dicentes, perfecti decoris,
gaudium universæ terræ?

16 Aperuerunt super te os suum
omnes inimici tui:
sibilaverunt, et fremuerunt dentibus,
et dixerunt: Devorabimus:
en ista est dies quam exspectabamus;
invenimus, vidimus.

17 Fecit Dominus quæ cogitavit;
complevit sermonem suum,
quem præceperat a diebus antiquis:
destruxit, et non pepercit,
et lætificavit super te inimicum,
et exaltavit cornu hostium tuorum.

18 Clamavit cor eorum ad Dominum
super muros filiæ Sion:
Deduc quasi torrentem lacrimas
per diem et noctem;
non des requiem tibi,
neque taceat pupilla oculi tui.

19 Consurge, lauda in nocte,
in principio vigiliarum;
effunde sicut aquam cor tuum
ante conspectum Domini:
leva ad eum manus tuas
pro anima parvulorum tuorum,
qui defecerunt in fame
in capite omnium compitorum.

20 Vide, Domine, et considera
quem vindemiaveris ita.
Ergone comedent mulieres fructum suum,
parvulos ad mensuram palmæ?
si occiditur in sanctuario Domini
sacerdos et propheta?

21 Jacuerunt in terra foris
puer et senex;
virgines meæ et juvenes mei
ceciderunt in gladio:
interfecisti in die furoris tui,
percussisti, nec misertus es.

22 Vocasti quasi ad diem solemnem,
qui terrerent me de circuitu;
et non fuit in die furoris Domini qui effugeret,
et relinqueretur:
quos educavi et enutrivi,
inimicus meus consumpsit eos.]

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