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Lamentations 1:18 - 1:22

צ  Tsadhe

“Yahweh is righteous;
For I have rebelled against His command;
Hear now, all peoples,
And behold my pain;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity.

ק  Qoph

I called to my lovers, but they deceived me;
My priests and my elders breathed their last in the city
While they sought food for themselves in order to restore their souls.

ר  Resh

See, O Yahweh, for I am in distress;
My inmost being is greatly disturbed;
My heart is overturned within me,
For I have been very rebellious.
In the street the sword bereaves;
In the house it is like death.

שׁ  Shin

They have heard that I am sighing;
There is no one to comfort me;
All my enemies have heard of the evil done to me;
They rejoice that You have done it.
You have brought the day which You have proclaimed,
So that they will become like me.

ת  Tav

Let all their evil come before You;
And deal severely with them as You have dealt severely with me
For all my transgressions;
For my groans are great and my heart is faint.”