Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; all her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh: her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
"Come down, and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, they keep silence; They have cast up dust on their heads; they have clothed themselves with sackcloth: The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit on the ground, and shall tremble every moment, and be astonished at you.
and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."
The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.