I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.(A)

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[a]If my head were a spring of water,
my eyes a fountain of tears,
I would weep day and night(A)
over the slain of my dear[b] people.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 Jr 8:23 in Hb
  2. Jeremiah 9:1 Lit slain among the daughter of my

Jeremiah’s Request

17 You are to speak this word to them:
Let my eyes overflow with tears;
day and night may they not stop,(A)
for the virgin daughter of my people
has been destroyed by a great disaster,(B)
an extremely severe wound.(C)

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48 My eyes flow with streams of tears
because of the destruction of my dear people.

ע Ayin

49 My eyes overflow unceasingly,
without end,(A)

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