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Lamentations 1


1  How349 doth the city5892 sit3427 solitary,910 that was full7227 of people!5971 how is she become1961 as a widow!490 she that was great7227 among the nations,1471 and princess8282 among the provinces,4082 how is she become1961 tributary!4522

2  She weepeth sore1058 1058 in the night,3915 and her tears1832 are on5921 her cheeks:3895 among all4480 3605 her lovers157 she hath none369 to comfort5162 her: all3605 her friends7453 have dealt treacherously898 with her, they are become1961 her enemies.341

3  Judah3063 is gone into captivity1540 because of affliction,4480 6040 and because of great4480 7230 servitude:5656 she1931 dwelleth3427 among the heathen,1471 she findeth4672 no3808 rest:4494 all3605 her persecutors7291 overtook5381 her between996 the straits.4712

4  The ways1870 of Zion6726 do mourn,57 because none4480 1097 come935 to the solemn feasts:4150 all3605 her gates8179 are desolate:8074 her priests3548 sigh,584 her virgins1330 are afflicted,3013 and she1931 is in bitterness.4843

5  Her adversaries6862 are1961 the chief,7218 her enemies341 prosper;7951 for3588 the LORD3068 hath afflicted3013 her for5921 the multitude7230 of her transgressions:6588 her children5768 are gone1980 into captivity7628 before6440 the enemy.6862

6  And from4480 the daughter1323 of Zion6726 all3605 her beauty1926 is departed:3318 her princes8269 are become1961 like harts354 that find4672 no3808 pasture,4829 and they are gone1980 without3808 strength3581 before6440 the pursuer.7291

7  Jerusalem3389 remembered2142 in the days3117 of her affliction6040 and of her miseries4788 all3605 her pleasant things4262 that834 she had1961 in the days4480 3117 of old,6924 when her people5971 fell5307 into the hand3027 of the enemy,6862 and none369 did help5826 her: the adversaries6862 saw7200 her, and did mock7832 at5921 her sabbaths.4868

8  Jerusalem3389 hath grievously sinned;2398 2399 therefore5921 3651 she is1961 removed:5206 all3605 that honored3513 her despise2151 her, because3588 they have seen7200 her nakedness:6172 yea,1571 she1931 sigheth,584 and turneth7725 backward.268

9  Her filthiness2932 is in her skirts;7757 she remembereth2142 not3808 her last end;319 therefore she came down3381 wonderfully:6382 she had no369 comforter.5162 O LORD,3068 behold7200 853 my affliction:6040 for3588 the enemy341 hath magnified1431 himself.

10  The adversary6862 hath spread out6566 his hand3027 upon5921 all3605 her pleasant things:4261 for3588 she hath seen7200 that the heathen1471 entered935 into her sanctuary,4720 whom834 thou didst command6680 that they should not3808 enter935 into thy congregation.6951

11  All3605 her people5971 sigh,584 they seek1245 bread;3899 they have given5414 their pleasant things4262 for meat400 to relieve7725 the soul:5315 see,7200 O LORD,3068 and consider;5027 for3588 I am become1961 vile.2151

12  Is it nothing3808 to413 you, all3605 ye that pass by?5674 1870 behold,5027 and see7200 if518 there be3426 any sorrow4341 like unto my sorrow,4341 which834 is done5953 unto me, wherewith834 the LORD3068 hath afflicted3013 me in the day3117 of his fierce2740 anger.639

13  From above4480 4791 hath he sent7971 fire784 into my bones,6106 and it prevaileth against7287 them: he hath spread6566 a net7568 for my feet,7272 he hath turned7725 me back:268 he hath made5414 me desolate8074 and faint1739 all3605 the day.3117

14  The yoke5923 of my transgressions6588 is bound8244 by his hand:3027 they are wreathed,8276 and come up5927 upon5921 my neck:6677 he hath made my strength3581 to fall,3782 the Lord136 hath delivered5414 me into their hands,3027 from whom I am not able3201 3808 to rise up.6965

15  The Lord136 hath trodden under foot5541 all3605 my mighty47 men in the midst7130 of me: he hath called7121 an assembly4150 against5921 me to crush7665 my young men:970 the Lord136 hath trodden1869 the virgin,1330 the daughter1323 of Judah,3063 as in a winepress.1660

16  For5921 these428 things I589 weep;1058 mine eye,5869 mine eye5869 runneth down3381 with water,4325 because3588 the comforter5162 that should relieve7725 my soul5315 is far7368 from4480 me: my children1121 are1961 desolate,8074 because3588 the enemy341 prevailed.1396

17  Zion6726 spreadeth forth6566 her hands,3027 and there is none369 to comfort5162 her: the LORD3068 hath commanded6680 concerning Jacob,3290 that his adversaries6862 should be round about5439 him: Jerusalem3389 is1961 as a menstruous woman5079 among996 them.

18  The LORD3068 is righteous;6662 for3588 I have rebelled4784 against his commandment:6310 hear,8085 I pray you,4994 all3605 people,5971 and behold7200 my sorrow:4341 my virgins1330 and my young men970 are gone1980 into captivity.7628

19  I called7121 for my lovers,157 but they1992 deceived7411 me: my priests3548 and mine elders2205 gave up the ghost1478 in the city,5892 while3588 they sought1245 their meat400 to relieve7725 853 their souls.5315

20  Behold,7200 O LORD;3068 for3588 I am in distress:6862 my bowels4578 are troubled;2560 mine heart3820 is turned2015 within7130 me; for3588 I have grievously rebelled:4784 4784 abroad4480 2351 the sword2719 bereaveth,7921 at home1004 there is as death.4194

21  They have heard8085 that3588 I589 sigh:584 there is none369 to comfort5162 me: all3605 mine enemies341 have heard8085 of my trouble;7451 they are glad7797 that3588 thou859 hast done6213 it: thou wilt bring935 the day3117 that thou hast called,7121 and they shall be1961 like unto me.3644

22  Let all3605 their wickedness7451 come935 before6440 thee; and do5953 unto them, as834 thou hast done5953 unto me for5921 all3605 my transgressions:6588 for3588 my sighs585 are many,7227 and my heart3820 is faint.1742


1 πῶς ἐκάθισεν μόνη ἡ πόλις ἡ πεπληθυμμένη λαῶν ἐγενήθη ὡς χήρα πεπληθυμμένη ἐν ἔθνεσιν ἄρχουσα ἐν χώραις ἐγενήθη εἰς φόρον

2 κλαίουσα ἔκλαυσεν ἐν νυκτί καὶ τὰ δάκρυα αὐτῆς ἐπὶ τῶν σιαγόνων αὐτῆς καὶ οὐχ ὑπάρχει ὁ παρακαλῶν αὐτὴν ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἀγαπώντων αὐτήν πάντες οἱ φιλοῦντες αὐτὴν ἠθέτησαν ἐν αὐτῇ ἐγένοντο αὐτῇ εἰς ἐχθρούς

3 μετῳκίσθη ἡ Ιουδαία ἀπὸ ταπεινώσεως αὐτῆς καὶ ἀπὸ πλήθους δουλείας αὐτῆς ἐκάθισεν ἐν ἔθνεσιν οὐχ εὗρεν ἀνάπαυσιν πάντες οἱ καταδιώκοντες αὐτὴν κατέλαβον αὐτὴν ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν θλιβόντων

4 ὁδοὶ Σιων πενθοῦσιν παρὰ τὸ μὴ εἶναι ἐρχομένους ἐν ἑορτῇ πᾶσαι αἱ πύλαι αὐτῆς ἠφανισμέναι οἱ ἱερεῖς αὐτῆς ἀναστενάζουσιν αἱ παρθένοι αὐτῆς ἀγόμεναι καὶ αὐτὴ πικραινομένη ἐν ἑαυτῇ

5 ἐγένοντο οἱ θλίβοντες αὐτὴν εἰς κεφαλήν καὶ οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτῆς εὐθηνοῦσαν ὅτι κύριος ἐταπείνωσεν αὐτὴν ἐπὶ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν ἀσεβειῶν αὐτῆς τὰ νήπια αὐτῆς ἐπορεύθησαν ἐν αἰχμαλωσίᾳ κατὰ πρόσωπον θλίβοντος

6 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ θυγατρὸς Σιων πᾶσα ἡ εὐπρέπεια αὐτῆς ἐγένοντο οἱ ἄρχοντες αὐτῆς ὡς κριοὶ οὐχ εὑρίσκοντες νομὴν καὶ ἐπορεύοντο ἐν οὐκ ἰσχύι κατὰ πρόσωπον διώκοντος

7 ἐμνήσθη Ιερουσαλημ ἡμερῶν ταπεινώσεως αὐτῆς καὶ ἀπωσμῶν αὐτῆς πάντα τὰ ἐπιθυμήματα αὐτῆς ὅσα ἦν ἐξ ἡμερῶν ἀρχαίων ἐν τῷ πεσεῖν τὸν λαὸν αὐτῆς εἰς χεῖρας θλίβοντος καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ βοηθῶν αὐτῇ ἰδόντες οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτῆς ἐγέλασαν ἐπὶ μετοικεσίᾳ αὐτῆς

8 ἁμαρτίαν ἥμαρτεν Ιερουσαλημ διὰ τοῦτο εἰς σάλον ἐγένετο πάντες οἱ δοξάζοντες αὐτὴν ἐταπείνωσαν αὐτήν εἶδον γὰρ τὴν ἀσχημοσύνην αὐτῆς καί γε αὐτὴ στενάζουσα καὶ ἀπεστράφη ὀπίσω

9 ἀκαθαρσία αὐτῆς πρὸς ποδῶν αὐτῆς οὐκ ἐμνήσθη ἔσχατα αὐτῆς καὶ κατεβίβασεν ὑπέρογκα οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ παρακαλῶν αὐτήν ἰδέ κύριε τὴν ταπείνωσίν μου ὅτι ἐμεγαλύνθη ἐχθρός

10 χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐξεπέτασεν θλίβων ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ ἐπιθυμήματα αὐτῆς εἶδεν γὰρ ἔθνη εἰσελθόντα εἰς τὸ ἁγίασμα αὐτῆς ἃ ἐνετείλω μὴ εἰσελθεῖν αὐτὰ εἰς ἐκκλησίαν σου

11 πᾶς ὁ λαὸς αὐτῆς καταστενάζοντες ζητοῦντες ἄρτον ἔδωκαν τὰ ἐπιθυμήματα αὐτῆς ἐν βρώσει τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι ψυχήν ἰδέ κύριε καὶ ἐπίβλεψον ὅτι ἐγενήθην ἠτιμωμένη

12 οὐ πρὸς ὑμᾶς πάντες οἱ παραπορευόμενοι ὁδόν ἐπιστρέψατε καὶ ἴδετε εἰ ἔστιν ἄλγος κατὰ τὸ ἄλγος μου ὃ ἐγενήθη φθεγξάμενος ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐταπείνωσέν με κύριος ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς θυμοῦ αὐτοῦ

13 ἐξ ὕψους αὐτοῦ ἀπέστειλεν πῦρ ἐν τοῖς ὀστέοις μου κατήγαγεν αὐτό διεπέτασεν δίκτυον τοῖς ποσίν μου ἀπέστρεψέν με εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω ἔδωκέν με ἠφανισμένην ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν ὀδυνωμένην

14 ἐγρηγορήθη ἐπὶ τὰ ἀσεβήματά μου ἐν χερσίν μου συνεπλάκησαν ἀνέβησαν ἐπὶ τὸν τράχηλόν μου ἠσθένησεν ἡ ἰσχύς μου ὅτι ἔδωκεν κύριος ἐν χερσίν μου ὀδύνας οὐ δυνήσομαι στῆναι

15 ἐξῆρεν πάντας τοὺς ἰσχυρούς μου ὁ κύριος ἐκ μέσου μου ἐκάλεσεν ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ καιρὸν τοῦ συντρῖψαι ἐκλεκτούς μου ληνὸν ἐπάτησεν κύριος παρθένῳ θυγατρὶ Ιουδα ἐπὶ τούτοις ἐγὼ κλαίω

16 ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου κατήγαγεν ὕδωρ ὅτι ἐμακρύνθη ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ὁ παρακαλῶν με ὁ ἐπιστρέφων ψυχήν μου ἐγένοντο οἱ υἱοί μου ἠφανισμένοι ὅτι ἐκραταιώθη ὁ ἐχθρός

17 διεπέτασεν Σιων χεῖρας αὐτῆς οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ παρακαλῶν αὐτήν ἐνετείλατο κύριος τῷ Ιακωβ κύκλῳ αὐτοῦ οἱ θλίβοντες αὐτόν ἐγενήθη Ιερουσαλημ εἰς ἀποκαθημένην ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτῶν

18 δίκαιός ἐστιν κύριος ὅτι τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ παρεπίκρανα ἀκούσατε δή πάντες οἱ λαοί καὶ ἴδετε τὸ ἄλγος μου παρθένοι μου καὶ νεανίσκοι μου ἐπορεύθησαν ἐν αἰχμαλωσίᾳ

19 ἐκάλεσα τοὺς ἐραστάς μου αὐτοὶ δὲ παρελογίσαντό με οἱ ἱερεῖς μου καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροί μου ἐν τῇ πόλει ἐξέλιπον ὅτι ἐζήτησαν βρῶσιν αὐτοῖς ἵνα ἐπιστρέψωσιν ψυχὰς αὐτῶν καὶ οὐχ εὗρον

20 ἰδέ κύριε ὅτι θλίβομαι ἡ κοιλία μου ἐταράχθη καὶ ἡ καρδία μου ἐστράφη ἐν ἐμοί ὅτι παραπικραίνουσα παρεπίκρανα ἔξωθεν ἠτέκνωσέν με μάχαιρα ὥσπερ θάνατος ἐν οἴκῳ

21 ἀκούσατε δὴ ὅτι στενάζω ἐγώ οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ παρακαλῶν με πάντες οἱ ἐχθροί μου ἤκουσαν τὰ κακά μου καὶ ἐχάρησαν ὅτι σὺ ἐποίησας ἐπήγαγες ἡμέραν ἐκάλεσας καιρόν καὶ ἐγένοντο ὅμοιοι ἐμοί

22 εἰσέλθοι πᾶσα ἡ κακία αὐτῶν κατὰ πρόσωπόν σου καὶ ἐπιφύλλισον αὐτοῖς ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν ἐπιφυλλίδα περὶ πάντων τῶν ἁμαρτημάτων μου ὅτι πολλοὶ οἱ στεναγμοί μου καὶ ἡ καρδία μου λυπεῖται


‎1 ‏אֵיכָ֣ה׀ יָשְׁבָ֣ה בָדָ֗ד הָעִיר֙ רַבָּ֣תִי עָ֔ם הָיְתָ֖ה כְּאַלְמָנָ֑ה רַבָּ֣תִי בַגּוֹיִ֗ם שָׂרָ֙תִי֙ בַּמְּדִינ֔וֹת הָיְתָ֖ה לָמַֽס׃ ס

‎2 ‏בָּכ֨וֹ תִבְכֶּ֜ה בַּלַּ֗יְלָה וְדִמְעָתָהּ֙ עַ֣ל לֶֽחֱיָ֔הּ אֵֽין־לָ֥הּ מְנַחֵ֖ם מִכָּל־אֹהֲבֶ֑יהָ כָּל־רֵעֶ֙יהָ֙ בָּ֣גְדוּ בָ֔הּ הָ֥יוּ לָ֖הּ לְאֹיְבִֽים׃ ס

‎3 ‏גָּֽלְתָ֨ה יְהוּדָ֤ה מֵעֹ֙נִי֙ וּמֵרֹ֣ב עֲבֹדָ֔ה הִ֚יא יָשְׁבָ֣ה בַגּוֹיִ֔ם לֹ֥א מָצְאָ֖ה מָנ֑וֹחַ כָּל־רֹדְפֶ֥יהָ הִשִּׂיג֖וּהָ בֵּ֥ין הַמְּצָרִֽים׃ ס

‎4 ‏דַּרְכֵ֨י צִיּ֜וֹן אֲבֵל֗וֹת מִבְּלִי֙ בָּאֵ֣י מוֹעֵ֔ד כָּל־שְׁעָרֶ֙יהָ֙ שֽׁוֹמֵמִ֔ין כֹּהֲנֶ֖יהָ נֶאֱנָחִ֑ים בְּתוּלֹתֶ֥יהָ נּוּג֖וֹת3 וְהִ֥יא מַר־לָֽהּ׃ ס

‎5 ‏הָי֨וּ צָרֶ֤יהָ לְרֹאשׁ֙ אֹיְבֶ֣יהָ שָׁל֔וּ כִּֽי־יְהוָ֥ה הוֹגָ֖הּ עַ֣ל רֹב־פְּשָׁעֶ֑יהָ עוֹלָלֶ֛יהָ הָלְכ֥וּ שְׁבִ֖י לִפְנֵי־צָֽר׃ ס

‎6 ‏וַיֵּצֵ֥א מן־ בת־ מִבַּת־ צִיּ֖וֹן כָּל־הֲדָרָ֑הּ הָי֣וּ שָׂרֶ֗יהָ כְּאַיָּלִים֙ לֹא־מָצְא֣וּ מִרְעֶ֔ה וַיֵּלְכ֥וּ בְלֹא־כֹ֖חַ לִפְנֵ֥י רוֹדֵֽף׃ ס

‎7 ‏זָֽכְרָ֣ה יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם יְמֵ֤י עָנְיָהּ֙ וּמְרוּדֶ֔יהָ כֹּ֚ל מַחֲמֻדֶ֔יהָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הָי֖וּ מִ֣ימֵי קֶ֑דֶם בִּנְפֹ֧ל עַמָּ֣הּ בְּיַד־צָ֗ר וְאֵ֤ין עוֹזֵר֙ לָ֔הּ רָא֣וּהָ צָרִ֔ים שָׂחֲק֖וּ עַ֥ל3 מִשְׁבַּתֶּֽהָ׃ ס

‎8 ‏חֵ֤טְא חָֽטְאָה֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם עַל־כֵּ֖ן לְנִידָ֣ה הָיָ֑תָה כָּֽל־מְכַבְּדֶ֤יהָ הִזִּיל֙וּהָ֙ כִּי־רָא֣וּ עֶרְוָתָ֔הּ גַּם־הִ֥יא נֶאֶנְחָ֖ה וַתָּ֥שָׁב אָחֽוֹר׃ ס

‎9 ‏טֻמְאָתָ֣הּ בְּשׁוּלֶ֗יהָ לֹ֤א זָֽכְרָה֙ אַחֲרִיתָ֔הּ וַתֵּ֣רֶד פְּלָאִ֔ים אֵ֥ין מְנַחֵ֖ם לָ֑הּ רְאֵ֤ה יְהוָה֙ אֶת־עָנְיִ֔י כִּ֥י הִגְדִּ֖יל אוֹיֵֽב׃ ס

‎10 ‏יָדוֹ֙ פָּ֣רַשׂ צָ֔ר עַ֖ל כָּל־מַחֲמַדֶּ֑יהָ כִּֽי־רָאֲתָ֤ה גוֹיִם֙ בָּ֣אוּ מִקְדָּשָׁ֔הּ אֲשֶׁ֣ר צִוִּ֔יתָה לֹא־יָבֹ֥אוּ בַקָּהָ֖ל לָֽךְ׃ ס

‎11 ‏כָּל־עַמָּ֤הּ נֶאֱנָחִים֙ מְבַקְּשִׁ֣ים לֶ֔חֶם נָתְנ֧וּ מחמודיהם מַחֲמַדֵּיהֶ֛םy בְּאֹ֖כֶל לְהָשִׁ֣יב נָ֑פֶשׁ רְאֵ֤ה יְהוָה֙ וְֽהַבִּ֔יטָה כִּ֥י הָיִ֖יתִי זוֹלֵלָֽה׃ ס

‎12 ‏ל֣וֹא אֲלֵיכֶם֮ כָּל־עֹ֣בְרֵי דֶרֶךְ֒ הַבִּ֣יטוּ וּרְא֗וּ אִם־יֵ֤שׁ מַכְאוֹב֙ כְּמַכְאֹבִ֔י אֲשֶׁ֥ר עוֹלַ֖ל לִ֑י אֲשֶׁר֙ הוֹגָ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה בְּי֖וֹם חֲר֥וֹן אַפּֽוֹ׃ ס

‎13 ‏מִמָּר֛וֹם שָֽׁלַח־אֵ֥שׁ בְּעַצְמֹתַ֖י וַיִּרְדֶּ֑נָּה פָּרַ֨שׂ רֶ֤שֶׁת לְרַגְלַי֙ הֱשִׁיבַ֣נִי אָח֔וֹר נְתָנַ֙נִי֙ שֹֽׁמֵמָ֔ה כָּל־הַיּ֖וֹם דָּוָֽה׃ ס

‎14 ‏נִשְׂקַד֩ עֹ֨ל פְּשָׁעַ֜י בְּיָד֗וֹ יִשְׂתָּ֥רְג֛וּ3 עָל֥וּ עַל־צַוָּארִ֖י הִכְשִׁ֣יל כֹּחִ֑י נְתָנַ֣נִי אֲדֹנָ֔י בִּידֵ֖י לֹא־אוּכַ֥ל קֽוּם׃ ס

‎15 ‏סִלָּ֨ה כָל־אַבִּירַ֤י׀ אֲדֹנָי֙ בְּקִרְבִּ֔י קָרָ֥א עָלַ֛י מוֹעֵ֖ד לִשְׁבֹּ֣ר בַּחוּרָ֑י גַּ֚ת דָּרַ֣ךְ אֲדֹנָ֔י לִבְתוּלַ֖ת בַּת־יְהוּדָֽה׃ ס

‎16 ‏עַל־אֵ֣לֶּה׀ אֲנִ֣י בוֹכִיָּ֗ה עֵינִ֤י׀ עֵינִי֙ יֹ֣רְדָה מַּ֔יִם כִּֽי־רָחַ֥ק מִמֶּ֛נִּי מְנַחֵ֖ם מֵשִׁ֣יב נַפְשִׁ֑י הָי֤וּ בָנַי֙ שֽׁוֹמֵמִ֔ים כִּ֥י גָבַ֖ר אוֹיֵֽב׃ ס

‎17 ‏פֵּֽרְשָׂ֨ה צִיּ֜וֹן בְּיָדֶ֗יהָ אֵ֤ין מְנַחֵם֙ לָ֔הּ צִוָּ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה לְיַעֲקֹ֖ב סְבִיבָ֣יו צָרָ֑יו הָיְתָ֧ה יְרוּשָׁלִַ֛ם לְנִדָּ֖ה בֵּינֵיהֶֽם׃ ס

‎18 ‏צַדִּ֥יק ה֛וּא יְהוָ֖ה כִּ֣י פִ֣יהוּ מָרִ֑יתִי שִׁמְעוּ־נָ֣א כָל־עמים הָֽעַמִּ֗ים וּרְאוּ֙ מַכְאֹבִ֔י בְּתוּלֹתַ֥י וּבַחוּרַ֖י הָלְכ֥וּ בַשֶּֽׁבִי׃ ס

‎19 ‏קָרָ֤אתִי לַֽמְאַהֲבַי֙ הֵ֣מָּה רִמּ֔וּנִי כֹּהֲנַ֥י וּזְקֵנַ֖י בָּעִ֣יר גָּוָ֑עוּ כִּֽי־בִקְשׁ֥וּ אֹ֙כֶל֙ לָ֔מוֹ וְיָשִׁ֖יבוּ אֶת־נַפְשָֽׁם׃ ס

‎20 ‏רְאֵ֨ה יְהוָ֤ה כִּֽי־צַר־לִי֙ מֵעַ֣י חֳמַרְמָ֔רוּ נֶהְפַּ֤ךְ לִבִּי֙ בְּקִרְבִּ֔י כִּ֥י מָר֖וֹ מָרִ֑יתִי מִח֥וּץ שִׁכְּלָה־חֶ֖רֶב בַּבַּ֥יִת כַּמָּֽוֶת׃ ס

‎21 ‏שָׁמְע֞וּ כִּ֧י נֶאֱנָחָ֣ה אָ֗נִי אֵ֤ין מְנַחֵם֙ לִ֔י כָּל־אֹ֨יְבַ֜י שָׁמְע֤וּ רָֽעָתִי֙ שָׂ֔שׂוּ כִּ֥י אַתָּ֖ה עָשִׂ֑יתָ הֵבֵ֥אתָ יוֹם־קָרָ֖אתָ וְיִֽהְי֥וּ כָמֽוֹנִי׃ ס

‎22 ‏תָּבֹ֨א כָל־רָעָתָ֤ם לְפָנֶ֙יךָ֙ וְעוֹלֵ֣ל לָ֔מוֹ כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר עוֹלַ֛לְתָּ לִ֖י עַ֣ל כָּל־פְּשָׁעָ֑י כִּֽי־רַבּ֥וֹת אַנְחֹתַ֖י וְלִבִּ֥י דַוָּֽי׃ פ


Et factum est, postquam in captivitatem redactus est Israël, et Jerusalem deserta est, sedit Jeremias propheta flens, et planxit lamentatione hac in Jerusalem: et amaro animo suspirans et ejulans, dixit: [Quomodo sedet sola
civitas plena populo!
Facta est quasi vidua
domina gentium;
princeps provinciarum
facta est sub tributo.

Plorans ploravit in nocte,
et lacrimæ ejus in maxillis ejus:
non est qui consoletur eam,
et omnibus caris ejus;
omnes amici ejus spreverunt eam,
et facti sunt ei inimici.

Migravit Judas propter afflictionem,
et multitudinem servitutis;
habitavit inter gentes,
nec invenit requiem:
omnes persecutores ejus apprehenderunt eam
inter angustias.

Viæ Sion lugent, eo quod non sint
qui veniant ad solemnitatem:
omnes portæ ejus destructæ,
sacerdotes ejus gementes;
virgines ejus squalidæ,
et ipsa oppressa amaritudine.

Facti sunt hostes ejus in capite;
inimici ejus locupletati sunt:
quia Dominus locutus est super eam
propter multitudinem iniquitatum ejus.
Parvuli ejus ducti sunt in captivitatem
ante faciem tribulantis.

Et egressus est a filia Sion
omnis decor ejus;
facti sunt principes ejus velut arietes
non invenientes pascua,
et abierunt absque fortitudine
ante faciem subsequentis.

Recordata est Jerusalem dierum afflictionis suæ,
et prævaricationis,
omnium desiderabilium suorum,
quæ habuerat a diebus antiquis,
cum caderet populus ejus in manu hostili,
et non esset auxiliator:
viderunt eam hostes,
et deriserunt sabbata ejus.

Peccatum peccavit Jerusalem,
propterea instabilis facta est;
omnes qui glorificabant eam spreverunt illam,
quia viderunt ignominiam ejus:
ipsa autem gemens
conversa est retrorsum.

Sordes ejus in pedibus ejus,
nec recordata est finis sui;
deposita est vehementer,
non habens consolatorem.
Vide, Domine, afflictionem meam,
quoniam erectus est inimicus.

10 Manum suam misit hostis
ad omnia desiderabilia ejus,
quia vidit gentes
ingressas sanctuarium suum,
de quibus præceperas
ne intrarent in ecclesiam tuam.

11 Omnis populus ejus gemens,
et quærens panem;
dederunt pretiosa quæque pro cibo
ad refocillandam animam.
Vide, Domine, et considera
quoniam facta sum vilis!

12 O vos omnes qui transitis per viam,
attendite, et videte
si est dolor sicut dolor meus!
quoniam vindemiavit me,
ut locutus est Dominus,
in die iræ furoris sui.

13 De excelso misit ignem in ossibus meis,
et erudivit me:
expandit rete pedibus meis,
convertit me retrorsum;
posuit me desolatam,
tota die mœrore confectam.

14 Vigilavit jugum iniquitatum mearum;
in manu ejus convolutæ sunt,
et impositæ collo meo.
Infirmata est virtus mea:
dedit me Dominus in manu
de qua non potero surgere.

15 Abstulit omnes magnificos meos Dominus
de medio mei;
vocavit adversum me tempus
ut contereret electos meos.
Torcular calcavit Dominus
virgini filiæ Juda.

16 Idcirco ego plorans,
et oculus meus deducens aquas,
quia longe factus est a me consolator,
convertens animam meam.
Facti sunt filii mei perditi,
quoniam invaluit inimicus.

17 Expandit Sion manus suas;
non est qui consoletur eam.
Mandavit Dominus adversum Jacob
in circuitu ejus hostes ejus;
facta est Jerusalem
quasi polluta menstruis inter eos.

18 Justus est Dominus,
quia os ejus ad iracundiam provocavi.
Audite, obsecro, universi populi,
et videte dolorem meum:
virgines meæ et juvenes mei abierunt
in captivitatem.

19 Vocavi amicos meos,
et ipsi deceperunt me;
sacerdotes mei et senes mei
in urbe consumpti sunt,
quia quæsierunt cibum sibi
ut refocillarent animam suam.

20 Vide, Domine, quoniam tribulor:
conturbatus est venter meus,
subversum est cor meum in memetipsa,
quoniam amaritudine plena sum.
Foris interfecit gladius,
et domi mors similis est.

21 Audierunt quia ingemisco ego,
et non est qui consoletur me;
omnes inimici mei audierunt malum meum,
lætati sunt quoniam tu fecisti:
adduxisti diem consolationis,
et fient similes mei.

22 Ingrediatur omne malum eorum coram te:
et vindemia eos, sicut vindemiasti me
propter omnes iniquitates meas:
multi enim gemitus mei,
et cor meum mœrens.]

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