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Jerusalem [L Daughter Zion; C the location of the Temple] is left alone
    like an ·empty shelter [or watchman’s hut] in a vineyard,
like a ·hut [shelter] left in a field of ·melons [or cucumbers],
    like a city ·surrounded by enemies [besieged].
If the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts]
    had not ·allowed a few of our people to live [left us a few survivors],
we would have been like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah [C completely destroyed; Gen. 19].

10 ·Hear [Listen to] the word of the Lord,
    you rulers of Sodom [C Jerusalem is compared sarcastically to evil Sodom and Gomorrah]!
listen to the ·teaching [instruction] of our God,
    You people of Gomorrah!

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Daughter Zion(A) is left(B)
    like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut(C) in a cucumber field,
    like a city under siege.
Unless the Lord Almighty
    had left us some survivors,(D)
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.(E)

10 Hear the word of the Lord,(F)
    you rulers of Sodom;(G)
listen to the instruction(H) of our God,
    you people of Gomorrah!(I)

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