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15 The Lord has rejected
    all my warriors in the midst of me;
he proclaimed a time against me
    to crush my young men;
the Lord has trodden as in a wine press
    the virgin daughter Judah.

16 For these things I weep;
    my eyes flow with tears;
for a comforter is far from me,
    one to revive my courage;
my children are desolate,
    for the enemy has prevailed.

17 Zion stretches out her hands,
    but there is no one to comfort her;
the Lord has commanded against Jacob
    that his neighbors should become his foes;
Jerusalem has become
    a filthy thing among them.

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15 “The Lord has rejected
    all the warriors in my midst;(A)
he has summoned an army(B) against me
    to[a] crush my young men.(C)
In his winepress(D) the Lord has trampled(E)
    Virgin Daughter(F) Judah.

16 “This is why I weep
    and my eyes overflow with tears.(G)
No one is near to comfort(H) me,
    no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
    because the enemy has prevailed.”(I)

17 Zion stretches out her hands,(J)
    but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord has decreed for Jacob
    that his neighbors become his foes;(K)
Jerusalem has become
    an unclean(L) thing(M) among them.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 1:15 Or has set a time for me / when he will

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