Lamentations 4 (asv)
How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
4:3Even the jackals draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones:
4:4The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst:
4:5They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets:
They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
That was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands were laid upon her.
4:7Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk;
They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire.
4:8Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets:
Their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.
4:9They that are slain with the sword are better than they that are slain with hunger;
For these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
4:10The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children;
That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
So that men cannot touch their garments.
4:15Depart ye, they cried unto them, Unclean! depart, depart, touch not!
When they fled away and wandered, men said among the nations, They shall no more sojourn here.
4:16The anger of Jehovah hath scattered them; he will no more regard them:
4:17Our eyes do yet fail in looking for our vain help:
In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.
4:18They hunt our steps, so that we cannot go in our streets:
Our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
4:19Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens:
Of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the nations. \\ \\
The cup shall pass through unto thee also; thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
He will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will uncover thy sins.