You have made the city a ·pile of rocks [L heap] ·and have destroyed her walls [L the fortified city into a ruin]. The ·city our enemies built with strong walls [or foreigners’ fortress] is gone; it will never be built again.
God, you are my God. I celebrate you. I praise you. You’ve done your share of miracle-wonders, well-thought-out plans, solid and sure. Here you’ve reduced the city to rubble, the strong city to a pile of stones. The enemy Big City is a non-city, never to be a city again. Superpowers will see it and honor you, brutal oppressors bow in worshipful reverence. They’ll see that you take care of the poor, that you take care of poor people in trouble, Provide a warm, dry place in bad weather, provide a cool place when it’s hot. Brutal oppressors are like a winter blizzard and vicious foreigners like high noon in the desert. But you, shelter from the storm and shade from the sun, shut the mouths of the big-mouthed bullies.
Your power is awesome. You have brought down whole cities, turned fortresses and strongholds into piles of sticks and rubble. A citadel of foreigners is no longer even a city. Those structures are gone forever.
For thou hast set the city into a burial, a strong city into falling, the house of aliens (yea, the house of foreigners, or of strangers), (so) that it be not a city, and be not builded (again) without end.
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