Therefore I said, “Turn away from me;
    let me weep(A) bitterly.
Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.”(B)

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24 We have heard reports about them,
    and our hands hang limp.(A)
Anguish(B) has gripped us,
    pain like that of a woman in labor.(C)

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10 I will weep and wail for the mountains
    and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands.(A)
They are desolate and untraveled,
    and the lowing of cattle is not heard.
The birds(B) have all fled
    and the animals are gone.

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20 “See, Lord, how distressed(A) I am!
    I am in torment(B) within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,(C)
    for I have been most rebellious.(D)
Outside, the sword bereaves;
    inside, there is only death.(E)

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