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Lamentations 4:17 - 4:22

ע  Ayin

Yet our eyes were spent,
Looking for help was vanity;
In our watching we have watched
For a nation that could not save.

צ  Tsadhe

They hunted our steps
So that we could not walk in our open squares;
Our end drew near,
Our days were finished,
For our end had come.

ק  Qoph

Our pursuers were swifter
Than the eagles of the sky;
They hotly pursued us on the mountains;
They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.

ר  Resh

The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Yahweh,
Was captured in their pits,
Of whom we had said, “Under his shadow
We shall live among the nations.”

שׂ  Sin

Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
Who inhabits the land of Uz;
But the cup will pass on to you as well;
You will become drunk and make yourself naked.

ת  Tav

The punishment of your iniquity has come to an end, O daughter of Zion;
He will exile you no longer.
But He will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom;
He will expose your sins!