15 “The Lord has rejected
all my mighty men ·inside my walls [L in my midst].
He ·brought an army [or proclaimed a time] against me
to ·destroy [break] my young men.
As if in a winepress, the Lord has ·crushed [trampled]
the ·capital city [L virgin daughter] of Judah [Is. 63:1–6].
16 “I cry about these things;
my eyes overflow with tears.
·There is no one near to comfort me [L A comforter is far from me],
no one who can ·give me strength again [L restore my soul].
My children are ·left sad and lonely [desolate],
because the enemy has ·won [prevailed].”
17 ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C the location of the Temple] ·reaches [spreads] out her hands,
but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord commanded the people of Jacob
to be surrounded by their ·enemies [foes].
Jerusalem is now unclean [1:8–9]
·like [L among] those around her.