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Crying Jeremiah 4

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1 How faded gold, the best gold has changed! the stones of the sanctuary are scattered at all intersections.
2 Precious sons of Zion, equivalent to pure gold, how they are compared with earthenware, the work of the hands of a potter!
3 And monsters feed nipples and feed their cubs, and the daughter of my people has become cruel like ostriches in the desert.
4 The tongue of a nursing infant sticks to its larynx with thirst; children ask for bread, and no one serves them.
5 Eating sweets fade in the streets; those brought up on crimson huddle on manure.
6 The punishment of the wickedness of the daughter of my people exceeds the execution for the sins of Sodom: he will be cast down instantly, and human hands will not touch him.
7 Her princes [were] in her purer than snow, whiter than milk; they were more beautiful than coral, their appearance was like sapphire;
eight and now it is darker than their black face; do not recognize them in the streets; their skin adhered to their bones; it became dry, like a tree.
nine Those who are slaughtered with a sword are happier than those who are slain by hunger, because these fade away, struck by the lack of field fruit.
ten The hands of kind-hearted women cooked their children so that they would be food for them during the death of the daughters of my people.
eleven The Lord completed His wrath, poured out the fury of His wrath, and lit a fire on Zion, which devoured its foundations.
12 The kings of the earth and all living in the universe did not believe that the enemy and the enemy entered the gates of Jerusalem.

13 [All this] - for the sins of his false prophets, for the lawlessness of his priests, who shed the blood of the righteous among him;
fourteen roamed like blind in the streets, profaned with blood, so that it was impossible to touch their clothes.
fifteen `Keep out! unclean!' shouted to them; “stay away, stay away, don't touch”; and they went away in embarrassment; and among the people they said: `There will be no more!
16 the face of the Lord will scatter them; He no longer priests them, 'because they don’t respect the faces of priests, they don’t have mercy on old men.
17 Our eyes are worn out in vain waiting for help; from our watchtower we were expecting a people who could not save us.
18 But they lay in wait for our steps, so that we could not walk in our streets; our end is near, our days are fulfilled; our end has come.
19 Those who pursued us were faster than the eagles of heaven; chased us through the mountains, set an ambush for us in the desert.
20 The breath of our life, the anointed of the Lord is caught in their pits, the one we talked about: `` under his shadow we will live among the nations. ''

21 Rejoice and have fun, daughter of Edom, inhabitant of the land of Uz! And the cup will reach you; you get drunk and naked.
22 Daughter of Zion! the punishment for your iniquity is over; He will no longer cast you out; but your iniquity, the daughter of Edom, He will visit and discover your sins.

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