Oh, that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night over the slain daughter of my people.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 119:136
My eyes shed streams of tears because Your law is not obeyed.
Therefore I said, "Turn away from me, let me weep bitterly! Do not try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people."
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the pain in my chest! My heart pounds within me; I cannot be silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of battle.
"O daughter of My people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in ashes. Mourn with bitter wailing, as you would for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us."
My sorrow is beyond healing; my heart is faint within me.
For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am crushed. I mourn; horror has gripped me.
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored?
Let them come quickly and take up a lament over us, that our eyes may overflow with tears, and our eyelids may stream with waters.
But if you do not listen, I will weep alone because of your pride; My eyes will overflow with tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive.
You are to speak this word to them: "My eyes overflow with tears; day and night they do not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people has been shattered by a crushing blow, a severely grievous wound.
The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let your tears run down like a river day and night. Give yourself no relief, and your eyes no rest.
Streams of tears flow from my eyes over the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the people for their manifold sins;
9. and for their judgment.
12. Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity.
17. He exhorts to mourn for their destruction;
23. and to trust not in themselves, but in God.
25. He threatens both Jews and Gentiles.
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