A (2) She obeyed not the voice; SHE RECEIVED NOT CORRECTION <04148>; she trusted not in Yahweh; she drew not near to her God.
B (3) Her princes WITHIN <07130> her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till THE MORROW <01242>.
C (4) Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
B′ (5) The just Yahweh is IN THE MIDST <07130> thereof; he will not do iniquity: every MORNING <01242> doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
A′ (6, 7) I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, THOU WILT RECEIVE INSTRUCTION <04148>; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
A (14) Sing, O daughter OF ZION;
B (14) shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter OF JERUSALEM.
C (15) YAHWEH hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy:
D (15) the king of Israel,
C′ (15) even YAHWEH, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
B′ (16) In that day it shall be said TO JERUSALEM,
A′ (16) Fear thou not: and TO ZION, Let not thine hands be slack.