New American Standard Bible
Drought and a Prayer for Mercy
14 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah in regard to the (A)drought:
2 “Judah mourns
And (B)her gates languish;
They sit on the ground (C)in mourning,
And the (D)cry of Jerusalem has ascended.
3 “Their nobles have (E)sent their [a]servants for water;
They have come to the (F)cisterns and found no water.
They have returned with their vessels empty;
They have been (G)put to shame and humiliated,
And they (H)cover their heads.
4 “Because the (I)ground is [b]cracked,
For there has been (J)no rain on the land;
The (K)farmers have been put to shame,
They have covered their heads.
5 “For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young,
Because there is (L)no grass.
6 “The (M)wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;
They pant for air like jackals,
Their eyes fail
For there is (N)no vegetation.