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1 How lonely sits the city that was full of people!
How like a widow has she become,
she that was great among the nations!
She that was a princess among the cities has become a vassal.
LAMENTATIONS. The sorrows of Jerusalem. Lm.1.1-22אֵיכָה

יָשְׁבָה בָדָד הָעִיר רַבָּתִי עָם
הָיְתָה כְּאַלְמָנָה רַבָּתִי בַגֹּויִם
שָׂרָתִי בַּמְּדִינֹות הָיְתָה לָמַס׃ ס

2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
she has none to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
they have become her enemies.
 בָּכֹו תִבְכֶּה בַּלַּיְלָה וְדִמְעָתָהּ עַל לֶחֱיָהּ
אֵין־לָהּ מְנַחֵם מִכָּל־אֹהֲבֶיהָ
כָּל־רֵעֶיהָ בָּגְדוּ בָהּ הָיוּ לָהּ לְאֹיְבִים׃ ס
3 Judah has gone into exile
because of affliction and hard servitude;
she dwells now among the nations,
but finds no resting place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress.
 גָּלְתָה יְהוּדָה מֵעֹנִי וּמֵרֹב עֲבֹדָה
הִיא יָשְׁבָה בַגֹּויִם לֹא מָצְאָה מָנֹוחַ
כָּל־רֹדְפֶיהָ הִשִּׂיגוּהָ בֵּין הַמְּצָרִים׃ ס
4 The roads to Zion mourn,
for none come to the appointed feasts;
all her gates are desolate,
her priests groan;
her maidens have been dragged away,
and she herself suffers bitterly.
 דַּרְכֵי צִיֹּון אֲבֵלֹות מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מֹועֵד
כָּל־שְׁעָרֶיהָ שֹׁומֵמִין כֹּהֲנֶיהָ נֶאֱנָחִים
בְּתוּלֹתֶיהָ נּוּגֹות וְהִיא מַר־לָהּ׃ ס
5 Her foes have become the head,
her enemies prosper,
because Yahweh has made her suffer
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe.
 הָיוּ צָרֶיהָ לְרֹאשׁ אֹיְבֶיהָ שָׁלוּ
כִּי־יְהוָה הֹוגָהּ עַל רֹב־פְּשָׁעֶיהָ
עֹולָלֶיהָ הָלְכוּ שְׁבִי לִפְנֵי־צָר׃ ס
6 From the daughter of Zion has departed all her majesty.
Her princes have become like harts that find no pasture;
they fled without strength before the pursuer.
 וַיֵּצֵא {כ= מִן{כ= בַת} {ק= מִבַּת}־צִיֹּון כָּל־הֲדָרָהּ
הָיוּ שָׂרֶיהָ כְּאַיָּלִים לֹא־מָצְאוּ מִרְעֶה
וַיֵּלְכוּ בְלֹא־כֹחַ לִפְנֵי רֹודֵף׃ ס
7 Jerusalem remembers in the days of her affliction and bitterness
all the precious things that were hers from days of old.
When her people fell into the hand of the foe,
and there was none to help her,
the foe gloated over her,
mocking at her downfall.
 זָכְרָה יְרוּשָׁלִַם יְמֵי עָנְיָהּ וּמְרוּדֶיהָ
כֹּל מַחֲמֻדֶיהָ אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ מִימֵי קֶדֶם
בִּנְפֹל עַמָּהּ בְּיַד־צָר וְאֵין עֹוזֵר לָהּ
רָאוּהָ צָרִים שָׂחֲקוּ עַל מִשְׁבַּתֶּהָ׃ ס
8 Jerusalem sinned grievously,
therefore she became filthy;
all who honoured her despise her,
for they have seen her nakedness;
yea, she herself groans,
and turns her face away.
 חֵטְא חָטְאָה יְרוּשָׁלִַם עַל־כֵּן לְנִידָה הָיָתָה
כָּל־מְכַבְּדֶיהָ הִזִּילוּהָ כִּי־רָאוּ עֶרְוָתָהּ
גַּם־הִיא נֶאֶנְחָה וַתָּשָׁב אָחֹור׃ ס
9 Her uncleanness was in her skirts;
she took no thought of her doom;
therefore her fall is terrible,
she has no comforter.
" O Yahweh, behold my affliction,
for the enemy has triumphed!"
 טֻמְאָתָהּ בְּשׁוּלֶיהָ לֹא זָכְרָה אַחֲרִיתָהּ
וַתֵּרֶד פְּלָאִים אֵין מְנַחֵם לָהּ
רְאֵה יְהוָה אֶת־עָנְיִי כִּי הִגְדִּיל אֹויֵב׃ ס
10 The enemy has stretched out his hands over all her precious things;
yea, she has seen the nations invade her sanctuary,
those whom you forbad to enter your congregation.
 יָדֹו פָּרַשׂ צָר עַל כָּל־מַחֲמַדֶּיהָ
כִּי־רָאֲתָה גֹויִם בָּאוּ מִקְדָּשָׁהּ
אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתָה לֹא־יָבֹאוּ בַקָּהָל לָךְ׃ ס
11 All her people groan as they search for bread;
they trade their treasures for food to revive their strength.
"Look, O Yahweh, and behold, for I am despised."
 כָּל־עַמָּהּ נֶאֱנָחִים מְבַקְּשִׁים לֶחֶם
נָתְנוּ {כ= מַחֲמֹודֵּיהֶם} {ק= מַחֲמַדֵּיהֶם} בְּאֹכֶל לְהָשִׁיב נָפֶשׁ
רְאֵה יְהוָה וְהַבִּיטָה כִּי הָיִיתִי זֹולֵלָה׃ ס
12 "Is it nothing to you,
all you who pass by?
Look and see if there is any sorrow
like my sorrow which was brought upon me,
which Yahweh inflicted
on the day of his fierce anger.
 לֹוא אֲלֵיכֶם כָּל־עֹבְרֵי דֶרֶךְ הַבִּיטוּ וּרְאוּ
אִם־יֵשׁ מַכְאֹוב כְּמַכְאֹבִי אֲשֶׁר עֹולַל לִי
אֲשֶׁר הֹוגָה יְהוָה בְּיֹום חֲרֹון אַפֹּו׃ ס
13 "From on high he sent fire;
into my bones he made it descend;
he spread a net for my feet;
he turned me back;
he has left me stunned,
faint all the day long.
 מִמָּרֹום שָׁלַח־אֵשׁ בְּעַצְמֹתַי וַיִּרְדֶּנָּה
פָּרַשׂ רֶשֶׁת לְרַגְלַי הֱשִׁיבַנִי אָחֹור
נְתָנַנִי שֹׁמֵמָה כָּל־הַיֹּום דָּוָה׃ ס
14 "My transgressions were bound into a yoke;
by his hand they were fastened together;
they were set upon my neck;
he caused my strength to fail;
Yahweh gave me into the hands of those whom I cannot withstand.
 נִשְׂקַד עֹל פְּשָׁעַי בְּיָדֹו יִשְׂתָּרְגוּ
עָלוּ עַל־צַוָּארִי הִכְשִׁיל כֹּחִי
נְתָנַנִי אֲדֹנָי בִּידֵי לֹא־אוּכַל קוּם׃ ס
15 "Yahweh flouted all my mighty men in the midst of me;
he summoned an assembly against me to crush my young men;
Yahweh has trodden as in a wine press the virgin daughter of Judah.
 סִלָּה כָל־אַבִּירַי אֲדֹנָי בְּקִרְבִּי
קָרָא עָלַי מֹועֵד לִשְׁבֹּר בַּחוּרָי
גַּת דָּרַךְ אֲדֹנָי לִבְתוּלַת בַּת־יְהוּדָה׃ ס
16 "For these things I weep;
my eyes flow with tears;
for a comforter is far from me,
one to revive my courage;
my children are desolate,
for the enemy has prevailed."
 עַל־אֵלֶּה אֲנִי בֹוכִיָּה עֵינִי עֵינִי יֹרְדָה מַּיִם
כִּי־רָחַק מִמֶּנִּי מְנַחֵם מֵשִׁיב נַפְשִׁי
הָיוּ בָנַי שֹׁומֵמִים כִּי גָבַר אֹויֵב׃ ס
17 Zion stretches out her hands,
but there is none to comfort her;
Yahweh has commanded against Jacob
that his neighbours should be his foes;
Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them.
 פֵּרְשָׂה צִיֹּון בְּיָדֶיהָ אֵין מְנַחֵם לָהּ
צִוָּה יְהוָה לְיַעֲקֹב סְבִיבָיו צָרָיו
הָיְתָה יְרוּשָׁלִַם לְנִדָּה בֵּינֵיהֶם׃ ס
18 "Yahweh is in the right,
for I have rebelled against his word;
but hear, all you peoples,
and behold my suffering;
my maidens and my young men
have gone into captivity.
 צַדִּיק הוּא יְהוָה כִּי פִיהוּ מָרִיתִי
שִׁמְעוּ־נָא כָל־{כ= עַמִּים} {ק= הָעַמִּים} וּרְאוּ מַכְאֹבִי
בְּתוּלֹתַי וּבַחוּרַי הָלְכוּ בַשֶּׁבִי׃ ס
19 "I called to my lovers but they deceived me;
my priests and elders perished in the city,
while they sought food to revive their strength.
 קָרָאתִי לַמְאַהֲבַי הֵמָּה רִמּוּנִי
כֹּהֲנַי וּזְקֵנַי בָּעִיר גָּוָעוּ
כִּי־בִקְשׁוּ אֹכֶל לָמֹו וְיָשִׁיבוּ אֶת־נַפְשָׁם׃ ס
20 "Behold, O Yahweh,
for I am in distress,
my soul is in tumult,
my heart is wrung within me,
because I have been very rebellious.
In the street the sword bereaves;
in the house it is like death.
 רְאֵה יְהוָה כִּי־צַר־לִי מֵעַי חֳמַרְמָרוּ
נֶהְפַּךְ לִבִּי בְּקִרְבִּי כִּי מָרֹו מָרִיתִי
מִחוּץ שִׁכְּלָה־חֶרֶב בַּבַּיִת כַּמָּוֶת׃ ס
21 "Hear how I groan;
there is none to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my trouble;
they are glad that you have done it.
Bring the day you have announced,
and let them be as I am.
 שָׁמְעוּ כִּי נֶאֱנָחָה אָנִי אֵין מְנַחֵם לִי
כָּל־אֹיְבַי שָׁמְעוּ רָעָתִי שָׂשׂוּ כִּי אַתָּה עָשִׂיתָ
הֵבֵאתָ יֹום־קָרָאתָ וְיִהְיוּ כָמֹונִי׃ ס
22 "Let all their evil doing come before you;
and deal with them as you have dealt with me
because of all my transgressions;
for my groans are many and my heart is faint."
 תָּבֹא כָל־רָעָתָם לְפָנֶיךָ וְעֹולֵל לָמֹו
כַּאֲשֶׁר עֹולַלְתָּ לִי עַל כָּל־פְּשָׁעָי
כִּי־רַבֹּות אַנְחֹתַי וְלִבִּי דַוָּי׃ ף
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