9Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!H5414H7218H4325H5869H4726H1832H1058H3119H3915H2491H1323H5971 2O that I had in the desert A wayfarers' lodging place; That I might leave my people, And go from them! For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.H5414H4057H4411H732H5800H5971H3212H5003H6116H898 3"And they bend their tongue [like] their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.H1869H3956H7198H8267H1396H530H776H3318H7451H7451H3045H5002H3068 4"Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.H8104H376H7453H982H251H251H6117H6117H7453H1980H7400 5"And everyone deceives his neighbor, And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.H2048H376H7453H1696H571H3925H3956H1696H8267H3811H5753 6"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.H3427H8432H4820H4820H3985H3045H5002H3068 7Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, I will refine them and assay them; For what [else] can I do, because of the daughter of My people?H559H3068H6635H6884H974H6213H6440H1323H5971 8"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.H3956H2671H7819H1696H4820H1696H7965H7453H6310H7130H7760H696 9"Shall I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10"For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge, Because they are laid waste, so that no one passes through, And the lowing of the cattle is not heard; Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.H2022H5375H1065H5092H4999H4057H7015H3341H376H5674H8085H6963H4735H5775H8064H929H5074H1980 11"And I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, A haunt of jackals; And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."H5414H3389H1530H4583H8577H5414H5892H3063H8077H3427 12Who is the wise man that may understand this? And [who is] he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?H2450H376H995H6310H3068H1696H5046H776H6H3341H4057H5674 13And the LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,H3068H559H5800H8451H5414H6440H8085H6963H1980 14but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them, "H3212H310H8307H3820H310H1168H1H3925 15therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H398H5971H3939H4325H7219H8248 16"And I will scatter them among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the sword after them until I have annihilated them."H6327H1471H1H3045H7971H2719H310H3615 17Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come!H559H3068H6635H995H7121H6969H935H7971H2450H935 18"And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears, And our eyelids flow with water.H4116H5375H5092H5869H3381H1832H6079H5140H4325 19"For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion, 'How are we ruined! We are put to great shame, For we have left the land, Because they have cast down our dwellings.'"H6963H5092H8085H6726H7703H3966H954H5800H776H4908H7993 20Now hear the word of the LORD, O you women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a dirge.H8085H1697H3068H802H241H3947H1697H6310H3925H1323H5092H802H7468H7015 21For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To cut off the children from the streets, The young men from the town squares.H4194H5927H2474H935H759H3772H5768H2351H970H7339 22Speak, "Thus declares the LORD, 'The corpses of men will fall like dung on the open field, And like the sheaf after the reaper, But no one will gather [them.]'"H1696H5002H3068H5038H120H5307H1828H6440H7704H5995H310H7114H622 23Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;H559H3068H2450H1984H2451H1368H1984H1369H6223H1984H6239 24but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, "declares the LORD.H1984H1984H7919H3045H3068H6213H2617H4941H6666H776H2654H5002H3068 25"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "that I will punish all who are circumcised and yet uncircumcised—H3117H935H5002H3068H6485H4135H6190 26Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the sons of Ammon, and Moab, and all those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised of heart. "H4714H3063H123H1121H5983H4124H7112H6285H3427H4057H1471H6189H1004H3478H6189H3820
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