Your country is desolate,(A)
    your cities burned with fire;(B)
your fields are being stripped by foreigners(C)
    right before you,
    laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.(D)
Daughter Zion(E) is left(F)
    like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut(G) in a cucumber field,
    like a city under siege.
Unless the Lord Almighty
    had left us some survivors,(H)
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.(I)

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12 until the Lord has sent everyone far away(A)
    and the land is utterly forsaken.(B)

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The Lord will call you back(A)
    as if you were a wife deserted(B) and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,(C)
    only to be rejected,” says your God.

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