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And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
He hath violently
Wherefore hast thou broken down its fences, So that all who pass along the way, pluck its fruit?
Now, therefore, I pray you, let me tell, you, what I am about to do to my vineyard, - To take away the fence thereof And it shall be eaten up, To destroy the wall thereof And it shall be trodden down;
For a short time only, did thy holy people hold possession, - Our adversaries, trod down thy sanctuary!
Our holy and our beautiful house Where our fathers praised thee, Hath become a conflagration, - And, all our delightful places, are in ruins!
And left is the Daughter of Zion, Like a hut in a vineyard, - Like a lodge in a gourd-plot Like a city besieged.
The ways to Zion, are mourning, because none come to her appointed feasts, All her gates, are desolate, her priests, are sighing, - her virgins, are grieved, and, she, it is bitter for her.
The sad exiles from the appointed meeting, have I gathered, from thee, had they been! but were a burden on thee - a reproach!
The face of Yahweh, hath scattered them, He will look them out no more: The persons of the priests, they have not respected, To the elders, have they shown no favour.
Princes, by their hand, have been hanged, The faces of elders, not honoured.
So then I must needs profane the rulers of the holy place, - And deliver Jacob to be devoted to destruction, and Israel, unto reviling!
and the eyes of Zedekiah, put he out, - and bound him with fetters of bronze and the king of Babylon took him to Babylon, and put him in prison - until the day of his death.
Yea, the Bearer, who is in their midst, Upon his shoulder, shall lift it. In thick darkness, shall he go forth, Through the wall, shall they break to hear forth through it, - His face, shall he cover, to the end that his own eye may not see the land.
Seeing he hath despised an oath. by breaking a covenant - yea lo! hath given his hand and all these things hath done he shall not escape.
Therefore, I also, will suffer you to be despised and of no account unto all the people, - in proportion as none of you have been keeping my ways, but have had respect to persons, in giving your deliverance.
Thy holy cities, have become a wilderness, - Zion, a wilderness, hath become, Jerusalem, a desolation!
Surely, against me, doth he again and again, turn his hand all the day.
And he said unto them Defile ye the house and fl the courts with the slain, - go ye forth! So they went forth and smote in the city. s