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Lamentations 1 (WEBP)

[1] How the city sits solitary, that was full of people! She has become as a widow, who was great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces has become a slave!
[2] She weeps bitterly in the night. Her tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers she has no one to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her. They have become her enemies.
[3] Judah has gone into captivity because of affliction and because of great servitude. She dwells among the nations. She finds no rest. All her persecutors overtook her in her distress.
[4] The roads to Zion mourn, because no one comes to the solemn assembly. All her gates are desolate. Her priests sigh. Her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
[5] Her adversaries have become the head. Her enemies prosper; for Yahweh° has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions. Her young children have gone into captivity before the adversary.
[6] All majesty has departed from the daughter of Zion. Her princes have become like deer that find no pasture. They have gone without strength before the pursuer.
[7] Jerusalem remembers in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that were from the days of old; when her people fell into the hand of the adversary, and no one helped her. The adversaries saw her. They mocked at her desolations.
[8] Jerusalem has grievously sinned. Therefore she has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness. Yes, she sighs and turns backward.
[9] Her filthiness was in her skirts. She didn’t remember her latter end. Therefore she has come down astoundingly. She has no comforter. “See, Yahweh, my affliction; for the enemy has magnified himself.”
[10] The adversary has spread out his hand on all her pleasant things; for she has seen that the nations have entered into her sanctuary, concerning whom you commanded that they should not enter into your assembly.
[11] All her people sigh. They seek bread. They have given their pleasant things for food to refresh their soul. “Look, Yahweh, and see, for I have become despised.”
[12] “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look, and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, which is brought on me, with which Yahweh has afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
[13] “From on high has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them. He has spread a net for my feet. He has turned me back. He has made me desolate and I faint all day long.
[14] “The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand. They are knit together. They have come up on my neck. He made my strength fail. The Lord§ has delivered me into their hands, against whom I am not able to stand.
[15] “The Lord has set at nothing all my mighty men within me. He has called a solemn assembly against me to crush my young men. The Lord has trodden the virgin daughter of Judah as in a wine press.
[16] “For these things I weep. My eye, my eye runs down with water, because the comforter who should refresh my soul is far from me. My children are desolate, because the enemy has prevailed.”
[17] Zion spreads out her hands. There is no one to comfort her. Yahweh has commanded concerning Jacob, that those who are around him should be his adversaries. Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.
[18] “Yahweh is righteous, for I have rebelled against his commandment. Please hear all you peoples, and see my sorrow. My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity.
[19] “I called for my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders gave up the spirit in the city, while they sought food for themselves to refresh their souls.
[20] “Look, Yahweh; for I am in distress. My heart is troubled. My heart turns over within me, for I have grievously rebelled. Abroad, the sword bereaves. At home, it is like death.
[21] “They have heard that I sigh. There is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble. They are glad that you have done it. You will bring the day that you have proclaimed, and they will be like me.
[22] “Let all their wickedness come before you. Do to them as you have done to me for all my transgressions. For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

Lamentations 1:5 “Yahweh” is God’s proper Name, sometimes rendered “LORD” (all caps) in other translations.
Lamentations 1:14 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Lamentations 1 (KJVS)

[1] How doth the city H5892 sit H3427 (8804) solitary H910, [that was] full H7227 of people H5971! [how] is she become as a widow H490! she [that was] great H7227 among the nations H1471, [and] princess H8282 among the provinces H4082, [how] is she become tributary H4522!
[2] She weepeth H1058 (8799) sore H1058 (8800) in the night H3915, and her tears H1832 [are] on her cheeks H3895: among all her lovers H157 (8802) she hath none to comfort H5162 (8764) [her]: all her friends H7453 have dealt treacherously H898 (8804) with her, they are become her enemies H341 (8802).
[3] Judah H3063 is gone into captivity H1540 (8804) because of affliction H6040, and because of great H7230 servitude H5656: she dwelleth H3427 (8804) among the heathen H1471, she findeth H4672 (8804) no rest H4494: all her persecutors H7291 (8802) overtook H5381 (8689) her between the straits H4712.
[4] The ways H1870 of Zion H6726 do mourn H57, because none come H935 (8802) to the solemn feasts H4150: all her gates H8179 are desolate H8074 (8802): her priests H3548 sigh H584 (8737), her virgins H1330 are afflicted H3013 (8737), and she [is] in bitterness H4843 (8804).
[5] Her adversaries H6862 are the chief H7218, her enemies H341 (8802) prosper H7951 (8804); for the LORD H3068 hath afflicted H3013 (8689) her for the multitude H7230 of her transgressions H6588: her children H5768 are gone H1980 (8804) into captivity H7628 before H6440 the enemy H6862.
[6] And from the daughter H1323 of Zion H6726 all her beauty H1926 is departed H3318 (8799): her princes H8269 are become like harts H354 [that] find H4672 (8804) no pasture H4829, and they are gone H3212 (8799) without strength H3581 before H6440 the pursuer H7291 (8802).
[7] Jerusalem H3389 remembered H2142 (8804) in the days H3117 of her affliction H6040 and of her miseries H4788 all her pleasant things H4262 that she had in the days H3117 of old H6924, when her people H5971 fell H5307 (8800) into the hand H3027 of the enemy H6862, and none did help H5826 (8802) her: the adversaries H6862 saw H7200 (8804) her, [and] did mock H7832 (8804) at her sabbaths H4868.
[8] Jerusalem H3389 hath grievously H2399 sinned H2398 (8804); therefore she is removed H5206: all that honoured H3513 (8764) her despise H2107 (8689) her, because they have seen H7200 (8804) her nakedness H6172: yea, she sigheth H584 (8738), and turneth H7725 (8799) backward H268.
[9] Her filthiness H2932 [is] in her skirts H7757; she remembereth H2142 (8804) not her last end H319; therefore she came down H3381 (8799) wonderfully H6382: she had no comforter H5162 (8764). O LORD H3068, behold H7200 (8798) my affliction H6040: for the enemy H341 (8802) hath magnified H1431 (8689) [himself].
[10] The adversary H6862 hath spread out H6566 (8804) his hand H3027 upon all her pleasant things H4261: for she hath seen H7200 (8804) [that] the heathen H1471 entered H935 (8804) into her sanctuary H4720, whom thou didst command H6680 (8765) [that] they should not enter H935 (8799) into thy congregation H6951.
[11] All her people H5971 sigh H584 (8737), they seek H1245 (8764) bread H3899; they have given H5414 (8804) their pleasant things H4261 (8675) H4262 for meat H400 to relieve H7725 (8687) the soul H5315: see H7200 (8798), O LORD H3068, and consider H5027 (8685); for I am become vile H2151 (8802).
[12] [Is it] nothing to you, all ye that pass H5674 (8802) by H1870? behold H5027 (8685), and see H7200 (8798) if there be H3426 any sorrow H4341 like unto my sorrow H4341, which is done H5953 (8776) unto me, wherewith the LORD H3068 hath afflicted H3013 (8689) [me] in the day H3117 of his fierce H2740 anger H639.
[13] From above H4791 hath he sent H7971 (8804) fire H784 into my bones H6106, and it prevaileth H7287 (8799) against them: he hath spread H6566 (8804) a net H7568 for my feet H7272, he hath turned H7725 (8689) me back H268: he hath made H5414 (8804) me desolate H8074 (8802) [and] faint H1739 all the day H3117.
[14] The yoke H5923 of my transgressions H6588 is bound H8244 (8738) by his hand H3027: they are wreathed H8276 (8691), [and] come up H5927 (8804) upon my neck H6677: he hath made my strength H3581 to fall H3782 (8689), the Lord H136 hath delivered H5414 (8804) me into [their] hands H3027, [from whom] I am not able H3201 (8799) to rise up H6965 (8800).
[15] The Lord H136 hath trodden under foot H5541 (8765) all my mighty H47 [men] in the midst H7130 of me: he hath called H7121 (8804) an assembly H4150 against me to crush H7665 (8800) my young men H970: the Lord H136 hath trodden H1869 (8804) the virgin H1330, the daughter H1323 of Judah H3063, [as] in a winepress H1660.
[16] For these [things] I weep H1058 (8802); mine eye H5869, mine eye H5869 runneth down H3381 (8802) with water H4325, because the comforter H5162 (8764) that should relieve H7725 (8688) my soul H5315 is far H7368 (8804) from me: my children H1121 are desolate H8074 (8802), because the enemy H341 (8802) prevailed H1396 (8804).
[17] Zion H6726 spreadeth forth H6566 (8765) her hands H3027, [and there is] none to comfort H5162 (8764) her: the LORD H3068 hath commanded H6680 (8765) concerning Jacob H3290, [that] his adversaries H6862 [should be] round about H5439 him: Jerusalem H3389 is as a menstruous woman H5079 among them.
[18] The LORD H3068 is righteous H6662; for I have rebelled H4784 (8804) against his commandment H6310: hear H8085 (8798), I pray you, all people H5971, and behold H7200 (8798) my sorrow H4341: my virgins H1330 and my young men H970 are gone H1980 (8804) into captivity H7628.
[19] I called H7121 (8804) for my lovers H157 (8764), [but] they deceived H7411 (8765) me: my priests H3548 and mine elders H2205 gave up the ghost H1478 (8804) in the city H5892, while they sought H1245 (8765) their meat H400 to relieve H7725 (8686) their souls H5315.
[20] Behold H7200 (8798), O LORD H3068; for I [am] in distress H6887 (8804): my bowels H4578 are troubled H2560 (8777); mine heart H3820 is turned H2015 (8738) within H7130 me; for I have grievously H4784 (8800) rebelled H4784 (8804): abroad H2351 the sword H2719 bereaveth H7921 (8765), at home H1004 [there is] as death H4194.
[21] They have heard H8085 (8804) that I sigh H584 (8737): [there is] none to comfort H5162 (8764) me: all mine enemies H341 (8802) have heard H8085 (8804) of my trouble H7451; they are glad H7797 (8804) that thou hast done H6213 (8804) [it]: thou wilt bring H935 (8689) the day H3117 [that] thou hast called H7121 (8804), and they shall be like H3644 unto me.
[22] Let all their wickedness H7451 come H935 (8799) before H6440 thee; and do H5953 (8778) unto them, as thou hast done H5953 (8782) unto me for all my transgressions H6588: for my sighs H585 [are] many H7227, and my heart H3820 [is] faint H1742.

Young’s Literal Translation

Lamentations 1 (YLT)

[1] How hath she sat alone, The city abounding with people! She hath been as a widow, The mighty among nations! Princes among provinces, She hath become tributary!
[2] She weepeth sore in the night, And her tear is on her cheeks, There is no comforter for her out of all her lovers, All her friends dealt treacherously by her, They have been to her for enemies.
[3] Removed hath Judah because of affliction, And because of the abundance of her service; She hath dwelt among nations, She hath not found rest, All her pursuers have overtaken her between the straits.
[4] The ways of Zion are mourning, Without any coming at the appointed time, All her gates are desolate, her priests sigh, Her virgins are afflicted-and she hath bitterness.
[5] Her adversaries have become chief, Her enemies have been at ease, For Jehovah hath afflicted her, For the abundance of her transgressions, Her infants have gone captive before the adversary.
[6] And go out from the daughter of Zion doth all her honour, Her princes have been as harts- They have not found pasture, And they go powerless before a pursuer.
[7] Remembered hath Jerusalem In the days of her affliction and her mournings, all her desirable things that were from the days of old, In the falling of her people into the hand of an adversary, And she hath no helper; Seen her have adversaries, They have laughed at her cessation.
[8] A sin hath Jerusalem sinned, Therefore impure she hath become, All who honoured her have esteemed her lightly, For they have seen her nakedness, Yea, she herself hath sighed and turneth backward.
[9] Her uncleanness is in her skirts, She hath not remembered her latter end, And she cometh down wonderfully, There is no comforter for her. See, O Jehovah, mine affliction, For exerted himself hath an enemy.
[10] His hand spread out hath an adversary On all her desirable things, For she hath seen- Nations have entered her sanctuary, Concerning which Thou didst command, ‘They do not come into the assembly to thee.’
[11] All her people are sighing-seeking bread, They have given their desirable things For food to refresh the body; See, O Jehovah, and behold attentively, For I have been lightly esteemed.
[12] Is it nothing to you, all ye passing by the way? Look attentively, and see, If there is any pain like my pain, That He is rolling to me? Whom Jehovah hath afflicted In the day of the fierceness of His anger.
[13] From above He hath sent fire into my bone, And it subdueth it, He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me backward, He hath made me desolate-all the day sick.
[14] Bound hath been the yoke of my transgressions by His hand, They are wrapped together, They have gone up on my neck, He hath caused my power to stumble, The Lord hath given me into hands, I am not able to rise.
[15] Trodden down all my mighty ones hath the Lord in my midst, He proclaimed against me an appointed time, To destroy my young men, A wine-press hath the Lord trodden, To the virgin daughter of Judah.
[16] For these I am weeping, My eye, my eye, is running down with waters, For, far from me hath been a comforter, Refreshing my soul, My sons have been desolate, For mighty hath been an enemy.
[17] Spread forth hath Zion her hands, There is no comforter for her, Jehovah hath charged concerning Jacob, His neighbours are his adversaries, Jerusalem hath become impure among them.
[18] Righteous is Jehovah, For His mouth I have provoked. Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and see my pain, My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity.
[19] I called for my lovers, they-they have deceived me, My priests and my elders in the city have expired; When they have sought food for themselves, Then they give back their soul.
[20] See, O Jehovah, for distress is to me, My bowels have been troubled, Turned hath been my heart in my midst, For I have greatly provoked, From without bereaved hath the sword, In the house it is as death.
[21] They have heard that I have sighed, There is no comforter for me, All my enemies have heard of my calamity, They have rejoiced that Thou hast done it, Thou hast brought in the day Thou hast called, And they are like to me.
[22] Come in doth all their evil before Thee, And one is doing to them as Thou hast done to me, For all my transgressions, For many are my sighs, and my heart is sick!