Lamentations, March 3

7 While suffering and homeless,

Jerusalem remembers all her treasures

from days long past.

When her people fell by the enemy’s

hand, there was no one to help her.

Enemies saw her, laughed at her defeat.

8 Jerusalem has sinned greatly;

therefore, she’s become a joke.

All who honored her now detest her,

for they’ve seen her naked.

Even she groans and turns away.

9 Her uncleanness shows on her clothing;

she didn’t consider

what would happen to her.

She’s gone down shockingly;

she has no comforter.

“Lord, look at my suffering—

the enemy has definitely triumphed!”