New International Reader's Version
8 The city of Zion is left like a shed
where someone stands guard in a vineyard.
It is left like a hut in a cucumber field.
It’s like a city being attacked.
9 The Lord who rules over all
has let some people live through that time of trouble.
If he hadn’t, we would have become like Sodom.
We would have been like Gomorrah.
10 Rulers of Sodom,
hear the Lord’s message.
People of Gomorrah,
listen to the instruction of our God.