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Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
Turn back toward us, O Lord! How long must this suffering last? Have pity on your servants!
O Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked celebrate?
Your land is devastated, your cities burned with fire. Right before your eyes your crops are being destroyed by foreign invaders. They leave behind devastation and destruction.
Her gates will mourn and lament; deprived of her people, she will sit on the ground.
Look, the Lord is ready to devastate the earth and leave it in ruins; he will mar its surface and scatter its inhabitants.