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19 The cities of the Negeb are besieged,
    with no one to relieve them;
Judah is taken into exile—all of it—
    in total exile.

Jerusalem’s Disgrace

20 Lift up your eyes and see
    those coming in from the north.
Where is the flock entrusted to you,
    your splendid sheep?(A)
21 What will you say when rulers are appointed over you,
    those you taught to be allies?
Will not pains seize you
    like those of a woman giving birth?(B)

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