Lamentations, March 7

20 Pay attention, Lord, for I am in trouble.

My stomach is churning;

my heart is pounding inside me

because I am so bitter.

In the streets the sword kills;

in the house it is like death.

21 People heard that I was groaning,

that I had no comforter.

All my enemies heard about my distress;

they were thrilled

that you had done this.

Bring the day you have announced

so they become like me!

22 Let all their evil come before you.

Then injure them like you’ve injured me

because of all my wrong acts;

my groans are many,

my heart is sick.