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E-LI TZ-ION

E-LI TZ-ION V-E-OR-EIHA, KE-MO ISHA B-ETZ-IREAHA,

VE-CH-IVS-ULAH CHA-G-URAT SAK AL BA-AL N-EU-RIEHA,

Wail, O Zion and her cities, like a woman suffering from birth travail,

And like a maiden girded in sackcloth, [lamenting] for the husband of her youth

A-LEI AR-MON ASHER NU-TASH, BEASHMAS TZON ADO-RIEHA,

V-EAL B-IAT ME-CHA-RFEI EL BE-SOCH MI-KD-ASH CH-ADO-RIEHA.

… for the palace that is abandoned because of the sin of the sheep of her focks,

And for the entrance of the blasphemers of G-d into the chambers of her Sanctuary

A-LEI GO-LUS ME-SH-ORSEI EL, MA-N-IMEI SHIR ZE-MO-RIEHA,

V-EAL DO-MOM A-SHER SH-UP-ACH KEMO MEI-MEI YE-O-RIEHA.

… for the exile of [the Kohanim,] the servants of G-d [and the Levits] who sweetly sang the song of her praise,

and for their blood that was spilt like the waters of her canals.

A-LEI HE-G-YON ME-CHO-LEIHA, AHSER DO-MOM BE-OR-IEHA,

V-EAL VA-AD ASHER SHO-MEIM, U-VI-TUL SA-N-HED-RIEHA.

… for the lyrics of her dances, that have been stilled in her cities,

and for the assembly chamber that is abandoned, with the disbandment of Sanhedrin

A-LEI ZI-V-CHEI SE-MI-DIEHA, U-FID-YONEI BE-CHO-RIEHA,

V-EAL CHI-LUL KE-LEI HEI-CHOL U-MI-ZBACH KE-TO-RIEHA.

… for her daily [Tamid] offerings, and for the redemption of her firstborn sons,

and for the desecration of the Temple’s vessels and her incense Alter.

A-LEI TA-PEI ME-LO-CHIEHA, BE-NEI DOVID GE-VI-RIEHA

V-EAL YO-F-YAM A-SHER CHO-SHACH BE-EIS SO-RU KE-SO-RIEH.

… for young children of her kings, the sons of David, her royal sovereigns

and for their beauty which was darkened when her crowns were taken from her.

A-LEI KO-VOD A-HSER GO-LOH, BE-EIS CHU-RBAN DE-VI-RIEHA,

V-EAL LO-CHETZ A-HSER LO-CHATZ VE-SOM SA-KIM CHA-GU-RIEHA.

… for the [Divine] glory which was exiled at the time of the Destruction of her Temples,

and for the tyrant who persecuted her and caused her to gird herself in sackcloth

A-LEI MA-CHA-TZ VE-ROV MA-KOS, A-SHER HU-KU NE-ZI-RIEHA,

V-EAL NI-PU-TZ ALEI SE-LA O-LO-LIEH U-NE-O-RIEHA.

… for the pounding and the numerous blows with which her aristocrats were beten,

and for the smashing on the rock of her infants and her youths

A-LEI SI-M-CHAS OY-VIEHA, SO-CHA-KU AL SHE-VO-RIEHA,

V-EAL INUY BE-NEI CHO-RIN, NE-DI-VEAH TE-HO-RIEHA.

… for the joy of her enemies when they made sport of her calamaties,

and for the tormenting of her free-spirited men, her noble-minded and pure-hearted people

A-LEI FE-SHA AHSER IV-SOH. SE-LUL DE-RECH A-SHU-RIEHA,

V-EAL TZI-VOS KE-HO-LIEHA. SHE-ZU-FIEHA SHE-CHO-RIEHA.

… for the sin which corrupted her, and diverted her footsteps from the straight path,

and for the legions of her congregations whose [faces] now are wrinkled and blackened [by the flames of the Temple’s destruction].

A-LEI KO-LOS ME-CHO-RFIEHA, BE-EIS RO-BU PE-GO-RIEHA,

V-EAL RI-GSH-AS ME-GAD-FIEHA, BE-SOCH MI-SH-KAN CHA-TZE-RIEHA.

… for the cries of those who vilified her when the number of her corpses increased,

and for the clamor of those who cursed her, inside the Courtyards of her Tabernacle.

A-LEI SHI-MCHO ASHER CHU-LAL BE-FI KO-MEI ME-TZI-RIEHA,

V-EAL TA-CHAN YE-TZA-V-CHU LOCH, KE-SHOV U-SH-MA A-MO-RIEHA.

… for your Name which was profaned by the mouth of those who arose to torment her,

and to the pleaful prayer which they cry out to You, listen carefully and heed her words.

E-LI TZ-ION V-E-OR-EIHA, KE-MO ISHA B-ETZ-IREAHA,

VE-CH-IVS-ULAH CHA-G-URAT SAK AL BA-AL N-EU-RIEHA,

Wail, O Zion and her cities, like a woman suffering from birth travail,

And like a maiden girded in sackcloth, [lamenting] for the husband of her youth

 

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