[L See how; or How…!] The ·city of Jerusalem once followed the Lord[L faithful city], ·but she is no longer loyal to him [L …has become a prostitute/whore; C a metaphor for spiritual treachery]. She used to be filled with ·fairness [justice]; ·people there lived the way God wanted [Righteousness/Justice lived/lodged there; C personification]. But now, murderers live there.
Oh! Can you believe it? The chaste city has become a whore! She was once all justice, everyone living as good neighbors, And now they’re all at one another’s throats. Your coins are all counterfeits. Your wine is watered down. Your leaders are turncoats who keep company with crooks. They sell themselves to the highest bidder and grab anything not nailed down. They never stand up for the homeless, never stick up for the defenseless.
See how the faithful city of Jerusalem has become like a prostitute! Once it was full of people who treated others fairly. Those who did what was right used to live in it. But now murderers live there!
How is the faithful city full of doom made an whore? rightfulness dwelled therein; but now men-quellers dwell therein. (How the faithful city is made like a whore! Once it was full of justice, and righteousness lived there/and the righteous lived there; but now only murderers live there!)
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