Lamentations, March 5

14 My steps are being watched;

by his hand they are tripped up.

His yoke is on my neck;

he makes my strength fail.

My Lord has handed me over

to people I can’t resist.

15 My Lord has despised my mighty warriors.

He called a feast for me—

in order to crush my young men!

My Lord has stomped on the winepress

of the young woman Daughter Judah.

16 Because of all these things I’m crying.

My eyes, my own eyes pour water

because a comforter who might

encourage me is nowhere near.

My children are destroyed because the

enemy was so strong.