Lam 1:1 How alone she sits, The city once great with people! Like a widow she has become, One great among the nations! A princess among provinces has become a slave!
Lam 1:2 She weeps bitterly at night, And her tears are upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no comforter for her. All her friends have betrayed her, They have become her enemies.
Lam 1:3 Yahudah has gone into exile, Because of affliction and because of harsh labor. She has dwelt among gentiles, She has found no rest. All her pursuers have overtaken her Between narrow places.
Lam 1:4 The ways to Tsiyun mourn For no one comes to the appointed times. All her gates are deserted, Her priests sigh, her maidens are afflicted, And she has bitterness.
Lam 1:5 Her adversaries have become chief, Her enemies have become at ease. For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has afflicted her Because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone into captivity before the enemy.
Lam 1:6 And all the splendor has departed From the daughter of Tsiyun. Her rulers have become like buck, They have found no pasture, And they go powerless before the pursuer.
Lam 1:7 In the days of her affliction and wandering, Yarushalam remembered all her precious matters She had in the days of old. When her people fell into the hand of the enemy, With no one to help her, The adversaries saw her, They mocked at her Ma'Shabathah.
Lam 1:8 Yarushalam has sinned greatly, Therefore she has become defiled. All who esteemed her despised her Because they have seen her nakedness. She herself has sighed and turned away.
Lam 1:9 Her uncleanness is in her skirts. She did not keep in mind her latter end, And has gone down appallingly, There was no one to comfort her. “See, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, my affliction, For the enemy has made himself great!”
Lam 1:10 The adversary has spread his hand Over all her precious matters; Indeed, she has seen: The gentiles have entered her set-apart place, Those whom You commanded not to enter Your assembly.
Lam 1:11 All her people are sighing, seeking bread. They have given their precious matters For food, to bring back life. “See, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and look, For I have become despised.”
Lam 1:12 “Is it naught to you, All you who pass by? Look and see if there is any pain like my pain, Which has been brought on me, Which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has inflicted on me In the day of His burning displeasure.
Lam 1:13 “From above He has sent fire into my bones, And it overpowered them; He has spread a net for my feet and turned me back; He has laid me waste and faint all the day.
Lam 1:14 “The yoke of my transgressions Has been bound by His hand, Woven together and thrust upon my neck. He has made my strength stumble, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given me into hands Which I am unable to withstand.
Lam 1:15 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has trodden down all my strong men in my midst, He has called an appointed time Against me to crush my young men. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has trodden down as in a winepress The maiden daughter of Yahudah.
Lam 1:16 “This is why I weep. My eye, my eye is running down with water, Because the comforter, Who could bring back my life, Has been far from me. My children are stunned, For the enemy has prevailed.”
Lam 1:17 Tsiyun spreads out her hands, There is no comforter for her. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has commanded concerning Ya'auqab, His neighbors are his adversaries. Yarushalam has become an uncleanness among them.
Lam 1:18 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is righteous, for I rebelled against His mouth. Hear now, all peoples, and see my pain. My maidens and my young men have gone into captivity.
Lam 1:19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders breathed their last in the city, While they sought food to bring back their life.
Lam 1:20 “See, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that I am in distress. My inward parts are boiling up, My heart is overturned within me, For I have been very rebellious. From without the sword has bereaved, At home it is like death.
Lam 1:21 “They have heard that I sighed, With no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my calamity, They have rejoiced that You have done it. You shall bring on the day that You have announced, So let them become like me.
Lam 1:22 “Let all their evil come before You, And do to them as You have done to me For all my transgressions. For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.”
Lam 2:1 How 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in His displeasure Has covered the daughter of Tsiyun with a cloud! He has cast down from the shamiym to the earth The comeliness of Yashara'Al, And has not remembered His footstool in the day of His displeasure.
Lam 2:2 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has swallowed up, without compassion, All the pastures of Ya'auqab. In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Yahudah. He has brought them down to the ground. He has profaned the reign and its rulers.
Lam 2:3 In the heat of displeasure He has cut off every horn of Yashara'Al. He has withdrawn His right hand from before the enemy. And He burns against Ya'auqab Like a flaming fire, consuming all around.
Lam 2:4 He has bent His bow like an enemy. He has set His right hand like an adversary. And He slays all who delighted the eye. In the tent of the daughter of Tsiyun, He has poured out His wrath like fire.
Lam 2:5 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has been like an enemy. He has swallowed up Yashara'Al, He has swallowed up all her palaces, He has destroyed her strongholds. And He increases mourning and lamentation In the daughter of Yahudah.
Lam 2:6 He has demolished His booth like a garden, He has destroyed His place of meeting. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has made the appointed times and Shabath To be forgotten in Tsiyun, And despises sovereign and priest In His raging displeasure.
Lam 2:7 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has cast off His altar, He has rejected His set-apart place, He has delivered the walls of her palaces Into the hand of the enemy. They have made a noise in the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 As on the day of an appointed time.
Lam 2:8 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has planned to destroy The wall of the daughter of Tsiyun. He has stretched out a line. He has not turned back His hand from destroying. And He has made the rampart and wall to lament; Together they have languished.
Lam 2:9 Her gates have sunk into the ground. He has destroyed and broken her bars. Her sovereign and her rulers are among the gentiles. The Torah is no more, And her prophets have found no vision from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Lam 2:10 The elders of the daughter of Tsiyun Sit on the ground, are silent. They have thrown dust on their heads, They have girded themselves with sackcloth. The maidens of Yarushalam Have let their heads hang to the ground.
Lam 2:11 My eyes are spent with tears, My inward parts ferment, My liver has been poured on the ground Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, As children and the infants languish In the streets of the city.
Lam 2:12 They say to their mothers, “Where is grain and wine?” As they languish like the wounded In the streets of the city, As their life is poured out in their mothers’ bosom.
Lam 2:13 How shall I admonish you, To what shall I compare you, O daughter of Yarushalam? To what shall I liken you to comfort you, O maiden daughter of Tsiyun? For your breach is as great as the sea. Who shall heal you?
Lam 2:14 Your prophets have seen Falsehood and folly for you, And have not shown you your crookedness, To turn back your captivity. But their visions for you Are false and misleading messages.
Lam 2:15 All who pass by have clapped their hands at you. They have whistled, And they shake their heads At the daughter of Yarushalam, “Is this the city that is called ‘The perfection of loveliness, The joy of all the earth’?”
Lam 2:16 All your enemies have opened Their mouth against you; They have whistled and they gnash their teeth. They say, “We have swallowed her up! This is certainly the day we waited for; We have found it, we have seen it.”
Lam 2:17 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done what He planned, He has filled His word Which He commanded in days of old. He has torn down, without compassion, And He has let your enemy rejoice over you. He has exalted the horn of your adversaries.
Lam 2:18 Their heart cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “O wall of the daughter of Tsiyun, Let tears run down like a river day and night. Give yourself no numbness, Let your eyes have no rest.
Lam 2:19 “Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches, Pour out your heart like water Before the face of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Lift your hands toward Him For the life of your young children, Who languish from hunger At the head of every street.
Lam 2:20 “See, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and look attentively To whom have You done thus. Should the women eat their offspring, Infants of a hand breadth? Should the priest and prophet be slain In the set-apart place of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?
Lam 2:21 “Young and old lie on the ground in the streets. My maidens and my young men have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your displeasure, You have slaughtered without compassion.
Lam 2:22 “Would You proclaim, as in a day of appointed time, The fears that surround me? And no one escaped or survived In the day of the displeasure of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Those whom I have nursed and brought up My enemy has destroyed.”
Lam 3:1 I am the man who has seen affliction By the rod of His wrath.
Lam 3:2 He has led me and made me walk In darkness and not light.
Lam 3:3 Indeed, He has turned back, He has turned His hand against me all the day.
Lam 3:4 He has worn out my flesh and my skin, He has broken my bones.
Lam 3:5 He has piled up against me, And surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.
Lam 3:6 He has made me dwell in dark places Like the dead of old.
Lam 3:7 He has hedged me in and I do not go out, He has made my chain heavy.
Lam 3:8 Also, when I cry and shout, He shuts out my prayer.
Lam 3:9 He has blocked my ways with hewn stone, He has made my paths crooked.
Lam 3:10 He is to me like a bear lying in wait, A lion in hiding.
Lam 3:11 He has turned aside my ways And torn me in pieces, He has laid me waste.
Lam 3:12 He has bent His bow And set me up as a target for the arrow.
Lam 3:13 He made the arrows of His quiver pierce my kidneys.
Lam 3:14 I have been a mockery to all my people, Their mocking song all the day.
Lam 3:15 He has filled me with bitterness, He drenched me with wormwood.
Lam 3:16 And He has broken my teeth with gravel, He has covered me with ashes.
Lam 3:17 And You have removed my being far from peace, I have forgotten goodness.
Lam 3:18 And I said, “My strength and my expectancy Have perished from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
Lam 3:19 Remember my affliction and my anguish, The wormwood and the gall.
Lam 3:20 Your being indeed remembers And bows down upon me.
Lam 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore I wait:
Lam 3:22 The kindnesses of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ! For we have not been consumed, For His compassions have not ended.
Lam 3:23 They are new every morning, Great is Your trustworthiness.
Lam 3:24 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is my Portion,” says my being, “Therefore I wait for Him!”
Lam 3:25 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is good to those waiting for Him, To the being who seeks Him.
Lam 3:26 It is good – both to wait and to be silent, For the deliverance of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Lam 3:27 It is good for a man to bear a yoke in his youth.
Lam 3:28 Let him sit alone and be silent, Because He has laid it on him.
Lam 3:29 Let him put his mouth in the dust, There might yet be expectancy.
Lam 3:30 Let him give his cheek To the one who smites him – He is filled with reproach.
Lam 3:31 For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does not cast off forever.
Lam 3:32 For though He afflicted, Yet He shall show compassion According to the greatness of His kindnesses.
Lam 3:33 For He has not afflicted from His heart, Nor does He grieve the children of men.
Lam 3:34 To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the earth,
Lam 3:35 To turn aside the right-ruling of man Before the face of the Most High,
Lam 3:36 Or wrong a man in his cause – This 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does not approve.
Lam 3:37 Who was it that spoke, And it came to be! Has 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 not commanded it?
Lam 3:38 Do not the evils and the good Come out of the mouth of the Most High?
Lam 3:39 What? Should mankind complain, A living man, because of his sins?
Lam 3:40 Let us search and examine our ways, And turn back to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Lam 3:41 Let us lift our hearts and hands To Al in the shamiym and say:
Lam 3:42 We, we have transgressed and rebelled. You, You have not forgiven.
Lam 3:43 You have wrapped Yourself With displeasure and pursued us. You have slain, You have not shown compassion.
Lam 3:44 You have wrapped Yourself With a cloud, so that prayer does not pass through.
Lam 3:45 You make us as scum and refuse In the midst of the peoples.
Lam 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouth against us.
Lam 3:47 Fear and a snare have come upon us, Shame and ruin.
Lam 3:48 Streams of water run down my eye For the ruin of the daughter of my people.
Lam 3:49 My eye flows out and does not cease, Without stopping,
Lam 3:50 Until 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 looks down and sees from the shamiym.
Lam 3:51 My eye pains my being Because of all the daughters of my city.
Lam 3:52 My enemies hunted me down Like a bird, without cause.
Lam 3:53 They have cut off my life in the pit, And they threw stones at me.
Lam 3:54 Waters flowed over my head; I said, “I am cut off!”
Lam 3:55 I called on Your Name, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, from the lowest pit.
Lam 3:56 You have heard my voice, Do not hide Your ear from my groaning, From my outcry!
Lam 3:57 You drew near on the day I called on You; You said, “Do not fear!”
Lam 3:58 O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, You did plead the case for my being; You have redeemed my life.
Lam 3:59 O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, You have seen my oppression; Judge my case.
Lam 3:60 You have seen all their vengeance, All their plans against me.
Lam 3:61 You have heard their reproach, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, all their plans against me,
Lam 3:62 The lips of those rising against me, And their scheming against me all the day.
Lam 3:63 Look at their sitting down and their rising up; I am their song.
Lam 3:64 Repay them, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, According to the work of their hands.
Lam 3:65 Give them a veiled heart, Your curse upon them!
Lam 3:66 Pursue and destroy them in displeasure, From under the shamiym of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Lam 4:1 How dim the gold has become, The fine gold changed! The stones of the set-apart place Are scattered at the head of every street.
Lam 4:2 The precious sons of Tsiyun Who were weighed against fine gold, How they have been reckoned as clay pots, The work of the hands of the potter!
Lam 4:3 Even jackals have presented their breasts, They have nursed their young. The daughter of my people has become as cruel, As ostriches in the wilderness.
Lam 4:4 The tongue of the infant has clung To the roof of its mouth for thirst; Children asked for bread, No one breaks it for them.
Lam 4:5 Those who ate delicacies Have been laid waste in the streets; Those who were brought up in scarlet Have embraced dunghills.
Lam 4:6 And the crookedness of the daughter of my people Is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sadam, Which was overthrown in a moment, And no hands were wrung over her!
Lam 4:7 Her Naziriyah were brighter than snow And whiter than milk; More ruddy in body than rubies, Their cut like sapphire.
Lam 4:8 Their appearance has become blacker than soot; They have become unrecognized in the streets; Their skin has shrivelled on their bones, It has become dry, it has become as wood.
Lam 4:9 Better off were those pierced by the sword Than those pierced by hunger; For these pine away, Pierced through for lack of the fruits of the field.
Lam 4:10 The hands of the compassionate women Have boiled their own children; They became food for them In the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Lam 4:11 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has completed His wrath, He has poured out His burning displeasure. And He kindled a fire in Tsiyun, And it consumed her foundations.
Lam 4:12 The sovereigns of the earth did not believe, Nor any of the inhabitants of the world, That an adversary and enemy Would enter the gates of Yarushalam.
Lam 4:13 It was because of the sins of her prophets, The crookednesses of her priests, Who shed in her midst the blood of the righteous.
Lam 4:14 They staggered, blind, in the streets; They have defiled themselves with blood, So that no one was able to touch their garments.
Lam 4:15 They shouted at them, “Away! Unclean! Away! Away! Touch not!” When they fled and staggered, They said, among the gentiles, “They shall stay no longer.”
Lam 4:16 The face of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 scattered them. He no longer regards them. They showed no respect for the priests Nor favor to the elders.
Lam 4:17 While we exist, our eyes are consumed, Watching vainly for our help. In our watch-tower we watched for a nation That could not save.
Lam 4:18 They have hunted our steps from going in our streets. Our end was near, Our days were completed, For our end had come.
Lam 4:19 Our pursuers were swifter Than the eagles of the shamiym. They came hotly after us on the mountains And lay in wait for us in the wilderness.
Lam 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, Was caught in their pits, In whose shadow we had thought To live among the gentiles.
Lam 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Adum, You who dwell in the land of Au'uz! The cup is to pass over to you too, So that you become drunk and make yourself naked.
Lam 4:22 Your crookedness has been completed, O daughter of Tsiyun. He no longer prolongs your exile. He shall punish your crookedness, O daughter of Adum, He shall uncover your sins!
Lam 5:1 Remember, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, what has come upon us. Look, and see our reproach!
Lam 5:2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, And our houses to foreigners.
Lam 5:3 We have become orphans, fatherless, Our mothers are like widows.
Lam 5:4 We had to pay for our drinking water, And our wood comes at a price.
Lam 5:5 We have been pursued close onto our neck, We have labored and had no rest.
Lam 5:6 To Matsriym we have given a hand; To Ashur, to be satisfied with bread.
Lam 5:7 Our fathers sinned, they are no more. We have borne their crookednesses.
Lam 5:8 Servants have ruled over us; There is no one to deliver from their hand.
Lam 5:9 With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
Lam 5:10 Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of scarcity of food.
Lam 5:11 They have humbled the women in Tsiyun, The maidens in the cities of Yahudah.
Lam 5:12 Rulers were hung up by their hands, And elders were not respected.
Lam 5:13 They have taken young men to grind, And youths stumbled under loads of wood.
Lam 5:14 Elders have ceased from the gate, Young men from their song.
Lam 5:15 The joy of our heart has ceased, Our dancing has turned into mourning.
Lam 5:16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
Lam 5:17 Because of this our heart has been sick, Because of these our eyes have become dim,
Lam 5:18 Because of Mount Tsiyun which is laid waste; Foxes have gone roaming in it.
Lam 5:19 You, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, remain forever, Your throne from generation to generation.
Lam 5:20 Why do You forget us forever, Forsake us for length of days?
Lam 5:21 Turn us back to You, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, And let us turn back, Renew our days as of old.
Lam 5:22 You have been wroth with us, exceedingly!