Lamentations 4 March 23

5 People used to the finest cuisine

forage for food in the streets.

People used to the latest in fashions

pick through the trash for something to wear.

6 The evil guilt of my dear people

was worse than the sin of Sodom—

The city was destroyed in a flash,

and no one around to help.

7 The splendid and sacred nobles

once glowed with health.

Their bodies were robust and ruddy,

their beards like carved stone.