Lamentations, March 4

10 The enemy grabbed all her treasures.

She watched nations

enter her sanctuary—

nations that you, God, commanded:

They must not enter your assembly.

11 All her people are groaning, seeking bread.

They give up their most precious things

for food to survive.

“Lord, look and take notice: I am most

certainly despised.”

12 Is this nothing to all you who pass by?

Look around: Is there any suffering like

the suffering inflicted on me,

the grief that the Lord caused

on the day of his fierce anger?

13 From above he sent fire into my bones;

he trampled them.

He spread a net for my feet;

he forced me backward.

He left me devastated, constantly sick.