Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
Oh that it were with me as in the months of old, as in the days, when, GOD, used to watch over me;
But, now, they who are of fewer days than I, have poured derision upon me; whose fathers I refused - to set with the dogs of my flock.
These things, I keep calling to mind, and pouring out, over me, my own soul, For I used to cross over with a crowd, Lead them in procession up to the house of God, With the voice of shouting and praise. - a throng keeping festival.
I remember God and I murmur, I muse, and my spirit swooneth. Selah.
And, when she shall pursue her lovers, and not overtake them, and shall seek them and not find, then will she say, Let me go my way now! and return unto my first husband, for it was better with me, then, than, now!
But coming, to himself, he said - How many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing!
But Abraham said - Child! remember - That thou didst duly received thy good things in thy life, and, Lazarus, in like manner, the evil things; but, now, here, he is comforted, and, thou, art in anguish.
For what great nation is there which hath gods nigh unto it, - like Yahweh our God, whensoever we have cried out unto him.
For, Yahweh thy God, is bringing thee into a good land; a land of ravines of water, of fountains and depths, coming forth in valley, and in mountain:
Declaring his word unto Jacob, His statutes and his regulations, unto Israel.
Let me sing, I pray you, for a well-beloved of mine, The song of my beloved concerning his vineyard: - A vineyard, had my well-beloved on a very fruitful hill;
All passing by, have clapped, over thee, their hands, have hissed and wagged their head over the daughter of Jerusalem, - saying , Is, this, the city, of which men used to say - The perfection of beauty! A joy to the whole earth!
We have become, A reproach to our neighbours, - A mockery and a derision, to them who are round about us.
For, there, our captors asked of us words of song, and our plunderers - gladness, - Sing us of the songs of Zion!
Meanwhile, therefore, shall be gathered against thee many nations, - who are saying - Let her be defiled, and let our eyes gaze upon Zion.