17 “Speak this word to them:

“‘Let my eyes overflow with tears(A)
    night and day without ceasing;
for the Virgin(B) Daughter, my people,
    has suffered a grievous wound,
    a crushing blow.(C)

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12 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Your wound(A) is incurable,
    your injury beyond healing.(B)
13 There is no one to plead your cause,(C)
    no remedy for your sore,
    no healing(D) for you.
14 All your allies(E) have forgotten you;
    they care nothing for you.
I have struck you as an enemy(F) would
    and punished you as would the cruel,(G)
because your guilt is so great
    and your sins(H) so many.
15 Why do you cry out over your wound,
    your pain that has no cure?(I)
Because of your great guilt and many sins
    I have done these things to you.(J)

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12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?(A)
    Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering(B)
    that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
    in the day of his fierce anger?(C)

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