The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
LAM 2:14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and
they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but
have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
LAM 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag
their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that
men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
LAM 2:16 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they
hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly
this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
LAM 2:17 The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath
fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath
King James Bible