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Lamentations 1

The Sorrows of Zion

1[a]How solitary and lonely sits the city [Jerusalem]
That was [once] full of people!
How like a widow she has become.
She who was great among the nations!
The princess among the provinces,
Has become a forced laborer!

She weeps bitterly in the night
And her tears are [constantly] on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers (political allies)
She has no one to comfort her.
All her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
They have become her enemies.

Judah has gone into exile under affliction
And under harsh servitude;
She dwells among the [pagan] nations,
But she has found no rest;
All her pursuers have overtaken her
In the midst of [her] distress.

The roads to Zion are in mourning
Because no one comes to the appointed feasts.
All her gates are desolate;
Her priests are groaning,
Her virgins are grieved and suffering,
And she suffers bitterly.

Her adversaries have become her masters,
Her enemies prosper;
For the Lord has caused her grief
Because of the multitude of her transgressions;
Her young children have gone
Into captivity before the enemy.

All her beauty and majesty
Have departed from the Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem).
Her princes have become like deer
That have found no pasture;
They have fled without strength
Before the pursuer.

In the days of her affliction and homelessness
Jerusalem remembers all her precious things
That she had from the days of old,
When her people fell into the hand of the adversary,
And no one helped her,
The enemy saw her,
They mocked at her downfall.

Jerusalem sinned greatly;
Therefore she has become an unclean thing [and has been removed].
All who honored her [now] despise her
Because they have seen her nakedness;
Even she herself groans and turns [her face] away.

Her (ceremonial) uncleanness was on her skirts;
She did not [seriously] consider her future.
Therefore she has come down [from throne to slavery] in an astonishing manner;
She has no comforter.
“O Lord” [cries Jerusalem], “look at my affliction,
For the enemy has magnified himself [in triumph]!”
The adversary has spread out his hand
Over all her precious and desirable things;
For she has seen the [Gentile] nations enter her sanctuary (the Jerusalem temple)—
[b]The ones whom You commanded
That they should not enter into Your congregation [not even in the outer courts].
All her people groan, seeking bread;
They have exchanged their desirable and precious things for food
To restore their lives.
“See, O Lord, and consider
How despised and repulsive I have become!”
“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass this way?
Look and see if there is any pain like my pain
Which was severely dealt out to me,
Which the Lord has inflicted [on me] on the day of His fierce anger.
“From on high He sent fire into my bones,
And it prevailed over them.
He has spread a net for my feet;
He has turned me back.
He has made me desolate and hopelessly miserable,
Faint all the day long.
“The yoke of my transgressions is bound;
By His hand they are knit and woven together.
They have come upon my neck.
He has made my strength fail;
The Lord has put me into the hand
Of those against whom I cannot stand.
“The Lord has rejected all the strong men
In my midst;
He has proclaimed an established time against me
To crush my young men.
The Lord has trampled down as in a wine press
The Virgin Daughter of Judah.
“I weep for these things;
My eyes overflow with tears,
Because a comforter,
One who could restore my soul, is far away from me.
My children are desolate and perishing,
For the enemy has prevailed.”
Zion stretches out her hands,
But there is no comforter for her.
The Lord has commanded concerning Jacob
That his neighbors should be his enemies;
Jerusalem has become a filthy thing [an object of contempt] among them.
“The Lord is righteous and just;
For I have rebelled against His commandment (His word).
Hear now, all you peoples,
And look at my pain;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity.
“I [Jerusalem] called to my lovers (political allies), but they deceived me.
My priests and my elders perished in the city
While they looked for food to restore their strength.
“See, O Lord, how distressed I am!
My spirit is deeply disturbed;
My heart is overturned within me and cannot rest,
For I have been very rebellious.
In the street the sword kills and bereaves;
In the house there is [famine, disease and] death!
“People have heard that I groan,
That I have no comforter [in You].
All my enemies have heard of my desperation;
They are delighted [O Lord] that You have done it.
Oh, that You would bring the day [of judgment] which You have proclaimed
So that they will become like me.
“Let all their wickedness come before You;
And deal with them as You have dealt with me
Because of all my transgressions;
For my groans are many and my heart is faint.”

Notas al pie

  1. Lamentations 1:1 The writings of the prophets are not only valuable contributions to Old Testament history, but the reader is also enriched by familiarity with the forecasts of events which have been fulfilled, thus revealing the divine inspiration of the books and the wisdom and power of the God who prompted their writings.
  2. Lamentations 1:10 The Ammonites and Moabites, descendants of Lot and related to Israel, were forbidden to enter the congregation of the Lord, “even to their tenth generation,” because they refused to assist the sons of Israel when they were escaping from Egypt, and because they hired Balaam to curse Israel (Deut 23:3, 4). The Israelites never assembled any closer to the sanctuary of the temple than in the court outside its door. No Jew, not even David was authorized to enter the sanctuary proper except for certain Levites to whom such service was assigned. But now, Jeremiah says, the forbidden pagan nations enter the Holy of Holies to vandalize.

Korean Living Bible

예레미야애가 1

예루살렘의 슬픔

1아, 슬프다! 예루살렘성이여, 한때는 사람들로 붐비더니 이제는 적막하게 되었 구나. 한때는 모든 나라 가운데서 [a]위세를 떨치던 자가 이제는 과부처럼 되었으며 본래 모든 나라 가운데서 여왕으로 군림하던 자가 이제는 조공을 바치는 노예가 되었구나.

밤새도록 슬픔에 흐느껴 눈물이 뺨을 적셔도 사랑하던 자 중에 그를 위로하는 자가 없고 친구도 다 그를 배반하여 원수가 되었네.

유다 사람들이 많은 고통과 시련을 겪고 포로로 잡혀갔으니 그들이 남의 땅에 살게 되어 평안이 없구나. 그들을 추격하는 자들이 그들을 궁지에 몰아 넣고 말았네.

시온의 거리가 처량하게 되었으니 명절이 되어도 그 곳을 찾는 자 없음이라. 모든 성문이 적적하게 되었고 제사장들은 탄식하며 처녀들은 근심하니 시온이 괴로운 처지에 빠졌구나.

대적이 그의 주인이 되고 원수가 번영을 누리게 되었으니 그의 죄가 많으므로 여호와께서 그를 슬픔 가운데 빠지게 하셨음이라. 그 어린 자녀들이 대적에게 멀리 사로잡혀갔구나.

시온의 영광이 다 떠나 버렸다. 그 지도자들은 꼴을 얻지 못해 기진 맥진하여 몰이꾼 앞에서 더 이상 달아날 수 없는 사슴처럼 되었네.

환난과 시련을 당한 예루살렘이 옛날의 즐거웠던 일들을 회상하는구나. 그 백성이 원수의 손아귀에 들어가도 그를 돕는 자가 없으니 그의 대적들이 그를 보고 그가 멸망당한 것을 비웃고 있네.

예루살렘이 크게 범죄하여 더럽혀지고 말았다. 전에 그를 높이던 자가 그의 벌거벗은 수치를 보고 그를 멸시하니 그가 탄식하며 자기 얼굴을 가리는구나.

더러운 것이 치마에 묻었으나 그가 자기 운명을 생각지 않았다. 그 멸망의 상태가 비참하여도 그를 위로할 자 없으니 그가 부르짖는구나. “여호와여, 원수가 의기 양양합니다. 나의 환난을 돌아보소서.”

10 여호와께서는 이방인이 성전에 들어가는 것을 금하셨으나 예루살렘은 원수들이 성전에 들어가서 보물을 모두 가져가는 것을 목격하였다.

11 예루살렘 주민이 먹을 것을 구하다가 탄식하며 목숨을 이으려고 보물로 양식을 바꾸었네. [b]그가 부르짖는 소리를 들어 보아라. “여호와여, 내가 가련하게 되었습니다. 나를 돌아보소서.”

12 “지나가는 모든 사람들아, 이것이 너희에게는 아무렇지도 않느냐? 내가 당하는 이런 고통이 어디 있는가? 이것은 여호와께서 분노하시던 날에 그가 나에게 주신 고통이란다.

13 “그가 하늘에서 불을 보내 내 뼈에까지 사무치게 하시고 내 길에 그물을 쳐서 나를 물러가게 하였으며 하루 종일 나를 내버려 두어 고통을 당하게 하였다.

14 “그가 내 죄악으로 멍에를 만들어 그것을 내 목에 메우고 내 힘을 빼셨으며 내가 당해 낼 수 없는 자의 손에 나를 넘기셨네.

15 “여호와께서 나의 모든 용사들을 짓밟으시고 큰 군대를 모아 나의 젊은이들을 부수시며 내 백성을 포도즙틀의 포도처럼 밟으셨다.

16 “그래서 내가 울지 않을 수 없으니 내 눈에서 눈물이 쏟아져 내리는구나. 나를 위로할 자가 내 곁에 없고 내 영혼을 소생시킬 자가 멀리 떠나고 말았네. 원수들이 나를 이겼으므로 내 자녀들이 처량하게 되었구나.

17 “내가 손을 내밀어도 나를 도와주는 자가 없다. 여호와께서 내 주변에 있는 자들을 내 대적이 되게 하셨으므로 그들이 나를 더러운 물건으로 취급하는구나.

18 “여호와는 의로우신 분이신데도 나는 그의 명령을 거역하였다. 너희 모든 백성들아, 내 말을 듣고 나의 고통을 보아라. 나의 처녀들과 청년들이 다 사로잡혀갔단다.

19 “내가 내 사랑하는 자들을 불렀으나 그들이 나를 배신했으며 나의 제사장들과 장로들은 목숨을 이으려고 먹을 것을 구하다가 성 안에서 쓰러지고 말았다.

20 “여호와여, 나의 고통을 보소서. 내가 주를 거역한 죄 때문에 이처럼 번민하며 괴로워하고 있습니다. 거리에는 칼이 사람을 기다리고 집 안에는 질병과 죽음이 있습니다.

21 “사람들이 나의 탄식 소리를 들었지만 나를 위로하는 자는 아무도 없습니다. 나의 모든 원수들이 내 고통에 대해서 들었으나 오히려 기뻐하고 있습니다. 주께서 선포하신 날이 이르게 하셔서 내 원수들도 나처럼 고난받게 하소서.

22 “여호와여, 저들의 죄악을 드러내시고 나의 모든 죄 때문에 나를 벌하신 것처럼 저들에게도 벌을 내리소서. 나에게 탄식할 일이 많고 내 마음이 나약해졌습니다.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 또는 ‘크던 자가’
  2. 1:11 암시됨.