Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The sword without and terror within shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace;
The young men faint and are weary; the children stumble and fall;
The poor and needy seek the waters that are not; their tongue fails for thirst; I the LORD will hear them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab has come against thee and has dissipated thy strong holds.
Tzaddi The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against his mouth; hear now, all the peoples and see my sorrow; my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Jod The elders of the daughter of Zion sat upon the ground and are silent: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth; the daughters of Jerusalem hung their heads down to the ground.
lest I strip her naked and set her as in the day that she was born and make her as a wilderness and set her like a dry land and slay her with thirst.
For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! The wheat shall make the young men cheerful, and the wine the maids.