20 Behold, O Lord, how I am troubled: my bowels swell: mine heart is turned within me, for I am full of heaviness: the sword spoileth abroad, as death doeth at home.

21 They have heard that I mourn, but there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble, and are glad, that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day, that thou hast pronounced, and they shall be like unto me.

22 [a]Let all their wickedness come before thee: [b]do unto them, as thou hast done unto me, for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and mine heart is heavy.

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  1. Lamentations 1:22 Of desiring vengeance against the enemy, read Jer. 11:20 and 18:21.
  2. Lamentations 1:22 Or, gather them like grapes.

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