of the daughter of Zion sit
upon the ground, [and] keep
silence: they have cast up
dust upon their heads; they have girded
themselves with sackcloth: the virgins
of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
Behold, O LORD, and consider
to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women
eat their fruit, [and
] children of a span long
? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
of the LORD hath divided them; he will
no more regard them: they respected
not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.
I was wroth
with my people, I have polluted
mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst
shew them no mercy; upon
the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
Then the king of Babylon slew the
sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before
his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all
the nobles of Judah. ... Moreover he put
out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains
, to carry him to Babylon.
And the king of Babylon slew
the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew
also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. ... Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah
; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains
, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
He took also out of the city an eunuch
, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person
, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host
, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city. ... And the king
of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah
in the land of Hamath. Thus
Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.