19 Arise, cry out in the night,
    as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart(A) like water
    in the presence of the Lord.(B)
Lift up your hands(C) to him
    for the lives of your children,
who faint(D) from hunger
    at every street corner.

20 “Look, Lord, and consider:
    Whom have you ever treated like this?
Should women eat their offspring,(E)
    the children they have cared for?(F)
Should priest and prophet be killed(G)
    in the sanctuary of the Lord?(H)

21 “Young and old lie together
    in the dust of the streets;
my young men and young women
    have fallen by the sword.(I)
You have slain them in the day of your anger;
    you have slaughtered them without pity.(J)

22 “As you summon to a feast day,
    so you summoned against me terrors(K) on every side.
In the day of the Lord’s anger
    no one escaped(L) or survived;
those I cared for and reared(M)
    my enemy has destroyed.”

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