A (15) The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me

B (15) to crush my young men:

C (15) the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.

D (16) For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me:

E (16) my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

D1 (17) Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: Yahweh hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

C1 (18) Yahweh is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins

B1 (18) and my young men are gone into captivity.

A1 (19) I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the spirit in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

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