The (A)tongue of the infant cleaves
To the roof of its mouth because of (B)thirst;
The little ones (C)ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.
Those who ate (D)delicacies
Are desolate in the streets;
Those [a]reared in purple
Embrace ash pits.
For the [b]iniquity of the daughter of my people
Is greater than the [c](E)sin of Sodom,
Which was (F)overthrown as in a moment,
And no hands were [d]turned toward her.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 4:5 Lit established in crimson
  2. Lamentations 4:6 Or punishment for iniquity
  3. Lamentations 4:6 Or punishment for sin
  4. Lamentations 4:6 Or wrung over her

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