Without pity(A) the Lord has swallowed(B) up
    all the dwellings of Jacob;
in his wrath he has torn down
    the strongholds(C) of Daughter Judah.
He has brought her kingdom and its princes
    down to the ground(D) in dishonor.

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17 The Lord has done what he planned;
    he has fulfilled(A) his word,
    which he decreed long ago.(B)
He has overthrown you without pity,(C)
    he has let the enemy gloat over you,(D)
    he has exalted the horn[a] of your foes.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 2:17 Horn here symbolizes strength.

43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued(A) us;
    you have slain without pity.(B)

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