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Lamentations 1:14-16 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

14 “My sins were tied up like a yoke.
    My sins were tied up in the Lord’s hands.
His yoke is on my neck.
    He has made me weak.
He has given me to those
    who I cannot stand up against.
15 “The Lord rejected all my powerful men
    who were inside the city.
Then he brought a group of people against me.
    He brought them to kill my young soldiers.
The Lord has trampled his dearest city[a]
    like grapes in a winepress.

16 “I cry about all these things.
    Tears are flowing down my cheeks.
There is no one near to comfort me.
    There is no one who can make me feel better.
My children are like a wasteland,
    because the enemy won.”

Footnotes:

  1. Lamentations 1:15 dearest city Literally, “virgin daughter Judah,” a name for the city of Jerusalem.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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