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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
Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all those who pass by the way pluck her?
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; and break down its wall, and it shall be trodden down:
The people of thy holiness have possessed the promised land but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Our house of our Sanctuary and of our glory, where our fathers praised thee, was burned up with fire; and all our precious things were destroyed.
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
Daleth The streets of Zion mourn because there are none to come to the solemnities; all her gates are destroyed; her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
I will gather those that are weary because of the long time, who are thine, unto whom her confusion was a burden.
Pe The anger of the LORD has separated them; he will never look upon them again. They did not respect the countenance of the priests, nor did they have compassion on the elders.
Princes were hanged up by their hand; the countenance of the elders was not honoured.
Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary and have set up Jacob as anathema, and Israel as a reproach.
But he put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains; and the king of Babylon caused him to be taken to Babylon and put him in prison until the day of his death.
And the prince that is among them shall be born upon their shoulders in the night, and they shall go forth; they shall dig through the wall to carry him out thereby; he shall cover his face that he not see the land with his eyes.
seeing he despised the oath to invalidate the covenant when, behold, he had given his hand and has done all these things, he shall not escape.
Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
Aleph Surely he is turned against me; he turns his hand against me all the day.
And he said unto them, Defile the house and fill the courts with the slain; go forth. And they went forth and slew in the city.