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Till the Lord look down, and behold from heaven.
Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city. Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
How is the gold become dim↓ how is the most fine gold changed!
How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the
For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom,
That was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
For these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
Would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us:
We are orphans and fatherless,
Our mothers are as widows.
We have drunken our water for money;
Our necks are under persecution:
We labor, and have no rest.
Our dance is turned into mourning.
For this our heart is faint;
For these things our eyes are dim.
Thy throne from generation to generation.
And forsake us so long time?
Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned;
Renew our days as of old.
But thou hast utterly rejected us;
Thou art very wroth against us.
YE mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God;
And to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys;
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken:
And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols;
And I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste,
And the high places shall be desolate;
That your altars may be laid waste and made desolate,
And your idols may be broken and cease,
And your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
And the slain shall fall in the midst of you,
Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some
And they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed
in all their abominations.
And they shall know that I am the Lord,
And that I have not said in vain that I will do this evil unto them.
Thus saith the Lord God;
Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot,
And say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel!
For they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
He that is far off shall die of the pestilence;
And he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine:
Thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.
When their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, Upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains,
And under every green tree, and under every thick oak, The place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, Yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habita
And they shall know that I am the Lord.
Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree,
Or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
And the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?
Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work:
As the vine-tree among the trees of the forest,
So will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
They shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them;
And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I set my face against them.
And I will make the land desolate,
Because they have committed a trespass,
Saith the Lord God.
O ISRAEL, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities?
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from
O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction:
O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God;
Say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously:
So will we render the calves of our lips.
Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses:
Neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods:
For in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
For mine anger is turned away from him.
He shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
And his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
They shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine:
I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir-tree.
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things?
For the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them:
FEAR not, O land; be glad and rejoice; for the Lord will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field:
For the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
For the tree beareth her fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.
Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God:
And he will cause to come down for you the rain,
The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
And the floors shall be full of wheat,
And the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten,
The cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm,
My great army which I sent among you.
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously
And my people shall never be ashamed.
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the Lord your God, and none else:
That I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids
In those days will I pour out my spirit,
That whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered:
For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance,
THE Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; And the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
Yet ye have not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
And because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
And declareth unto man what is his thought,
And treadeth upon the high places of the earth,
Hear ye this word which I take up against you,
'The virgin of Israel is fallen;
She is forsaken upon her land;
There is none to raise her up.'
The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred,
And that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of
For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel,
Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba:
For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el shall come to nought. Seek the Lord, and ye shall live;
Lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it,
And there be none to quench it in Beth-el.
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion,
And turneth the shadow of death into the morning,
And maketh the day dark with night:
That calleth for the waters of the sea,
And pour them out upon the face of the earth:
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live:
And so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.