1 In his anger, with what darkness has the Lord enveloped the daughter of Zion! He has flung the beauty of Israel from heaven to the ground, without regard for his footstool on the day of his anger.
Ps 132:7 1Chr 28:2 Ezek 28:14-16 Ezek 30:18 Isa 14:12-15 Isa 64:11 Joel 2:2
2 The Lord pitilessly engulfed all the homes of Jacob; in his fury he tore down the fortresses of the daughter of Judah; he threw to the ground, he desecrated the kingdom and its princes.
Lam 2:17 Lam 3:43 Ps 89:39-40 Isa 25:12 Isa 43:28 Ps 21:9 Ezek 9:10
3 In his burning anger he broke all the might of Israel, withdrew his protecting right hand at the coming of the enemy, and blazed against Jacob like a fire that burns up everything near it.
Ps 74:11 Isa 42:25 Ps 75:5 Ps 75:10 Jer 48:25 Ps 79:5 Ps 89:46
4 Like an enemy he bent his bow, and his right hand held firm; like a foe he slaughtered all those who were a delight to see; on the tent of the daughter of Zion he poured out his fury like fire.
Jer 7:20 Ezek 24:25 Isa 42:25 Jer 21:5 Lam 3:12-13 Jer 30:14 Job 6:4
5 The Lord behaved like an enemy; he engulfed Israel, he engulfed all its citadels, he destroyed its fortresses and for the daughter of Judah multiplied weeping on wailing.
Lam 2:2 Jer 30:14 2Kgs 25:9 Jer 52:13 Lam 2:4 2Chr 36:16-17 Ezek 2:10
6 He wrecked his domain like a garden, destroyed his assembly-points, Yahweh erased the memory of festivals and Sabbaths in Zion; in the heat of his anger he treated king and priest with contempt.
Lam 1:4 Zeph 3:18 Lam 4:16 Ezek 12:12-13 Ezek 17:18 Isa 1:8 Isa 1:13
7 The Lord has rejected his altar, he has come to loathe his sanctuary and has given her palace walls into the clutches of the enemy; from the uproar they made in Yahweh's temple it might have been a festival day!
Ezek 7:20-22 Ezek 24:21 Jer 52:13 Ps 74:3-8 Ps 78:59-61 2Chr 36:19 Acts 6:13-14
8 Yahweh has resolved to destroy the walls of the daughter of Zion, stretching out the line, not staying his hand until he has engulfed everything, thus bringing mourning on wall and rampart; alike they crumbled.
2Kgs 21:13 Isa 3:26 Isa 34:11 Jer 14:2 Amos 7:7-8 Jer 5:10 2Sam 8:2
9 Her gates have sunk into the ground; he has broken and shattered their bars. Her king and her princes are among the gentiles, there is no instruction, furthermore her prophets cannot find any vision from Yahweh.
Hos 3:4 2Chr 15:3 Ezek 7:26 Neh 1:3 Amos 8:11-12 Deut 28:36 Jer 51:30
10 Mute, they sit on the ground, the elders of the daughter of Zion; they have put dust on their heads and wrapped themselves in sackcloth. The young girls of Jerusalem bow their heads to the ground.
Isa 3:26 Isa 15:3 Job 2:12-13 Amos 8:3 Ezek 7:18 Isa 47:1 Josh 7:6
11 My eyes are worn out with weeping, my inmost being is in ferment, my heart plummets at the destruction of my young people, as the children and babies grow faint in the streets of the city.
Job 16:13 Lam 1:16 Lam 1:20 Isa 22:4 Jer 4:19 Lam 3:48-51 Ps 6:7
12 They keep saying to their mothers, 'Where is some food?' as they faint like wounded men in the streets of the city, as they breathe their last on their mothers' breasts.
Ezek 30:24 Isa 53:12
13 To what can I compare or liken you, daughter of Jerusalem? Who can rescue and comfort you, young daughter of Zion? For huge as the sea is your ruin: who can heal you?
Lam 1:12 2Sam 5:20 Jer 8:22 Jer 14:17 Jer 30:12-15 Dan 9:12 Ezek 26:3-4
14 The visions your prophets had for you were deceptive whitewash; they did not lay bare your guilt so as to change your fortunes: the visions they told you were deceptive.
Isa 58:1 Jer 5:31 Ezek 22:28 Ezek 22:25 Jer 2:8 Jer 8:10-11 Mic 3:5-7
15 All who pass your way clap their hands at the sight; they whistle and shake their heads over the daughter of Jerusalem, 'Is this the city they call Perfection of Beauty, the joy of the whole world?'
Jer 18:16 Ps 48:2 Ezek 25:6 Jer 19:8 Ps 50:2 Isa 37:22 Ps 22:7
16 Your enemies open their mouths in chorus against you; they whistle and grind their teeth; they say, 'We have swallowed her up. This is the day we were waiting for; at last we have seen it!'
Lam 3:46 Ps 35:21 Job 16:9-10 Ps 56:2 Jer 51:34 Ps 22:13 Ps 35:16
17 Yahweh has done what he planned, has carried out his threat, as he ordained long ago: he has destroyed without pity, increasing the might of your foes -- and letting your foes get the credit.
Ps 89:42 Ezek 5:11 Deut 28:15-68 Ezek 7:8-9 Ezek 8:18 Lam 1:5 Lam 2:1-2
18 Cry then to the Lord, rampart of the daughter of Zion; let your tears flow like a torrent, day and night; allow yourself no respite, give your eyes no rest!
Jer 9:1 Lam 1:16 Lam 2:8 Ps 119:145 Hab 2:11 Hos 7:14 Lam 1:2
19 Up, cry out in the night-time as each watch begins! Pour your heart out like water in Yahweh's presence! Raise your hands to him for the lives of your children (who faint with hunger at the end of every street)!
Ps 62:8 Ps 142:2 1Sam 1:15 Isa 26:9 Mark 1:35 Ps 119:147-148 Lam 2:11-12
20 Look, Yahweh, and consider: whom have you ever treated like this? Should women eat their little ones, the children they have nursed? Should priest and prophet be slaughtered in the Lord's sanctuary?
Jer 19:9 Lam 4:10 Ps 78:64 Deut 9:26 Exod 32:11 Lam 4:13 2Kgs 6:28-29
21 Children and old people are lying on the ground in the streets; my young men and young girls have fallen by the sword; you have killed them, on the day of your anger, you have slaughtered them pitilessly.
2Chr 36:17 Jer 13:14 Lam 3:43 Zech 11:6 Lam 2:2 Lam 2:17 1Sam 15:3
22 As though to a festival you called together terrors from all sides, so that, on the day of Yahweh's anger, none escaped and none survived. Those whom I had nursed and reared, my enemy has annihilated them all.
Jer 6:25 Ps 31:13 Jer 16:2-4 Amos 9:1-4 Deut 28:18 Hos 9:12-16 Isa 24:17-18