Cry for Zion (Lam 2:18-2:18)


“Cry aloud

To the Lord!

O wall

Of daughter Zion!

Let tears

Stream down

Like a torrent,

Day and night!

Give yourself

No rest!

Give your eyes

No respite!”

This author wants daughter Zion and her wall to cry to Yahweh. Their tears should stream down like a torrent of water, day and night. There was to be no rest. Their eyes should always be crying. This verse starts with the Hebrew consonant letter Cade. Each verse after this will use the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet in this acrostic poem.