The Desolation of Yahrusalem
O’ How deserted lies the city, once so full of people!
How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations!
She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave!
Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks.
Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
After affliction and harsh labor, Yahdah has gone into exile.
She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place.
All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress.
The roads to Sion mourn, for no one comes to her appointed feasts.
All her gateways are desolate, her priests groan, her maidens grieve, and she is in bitter anguish.
Her foes have become her master’s…”
her enemies are at ease.
Yah has brought her grief because of her many transgressions.
Her children have gone into exile, captive before the foe.
All the splendor has departed from the Daughter of Sion.
Her princes are like deer that find no pasture in weakness they have fled before the pursuer.
In the days of her affliction and wandering Yahrusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her.
Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction!
Yahrusalem has greatly transgressed and so has become unclean.
All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future.
Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her.
“Look, O’ Yah, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed.”
The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her Sanctuary those you had forbidden to enter your assembly.
All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive.
“Look, O’ Yah, and consider, for I am despised.”
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that Yah brought on me in the day of His fierce anger?
From on high He sent fire, sent it down into my bones.
He spread a net for my feet and turned me back.
He made me desolate, faint all the day long.
My transgressions have been bound into a yoke; by His hands they were woven together.
They have come upon my neck and Yah has sapped my strength.
He has handed me over to those I cannot withstand.
Roman Fort Antonia known today as the wailing wall in Jerusalem Image below
Yah has rejected all the warriors in my midst;
He has summoned an army against me to crush my young men.
Yah has trodden as in a winepress the Virgin Daughter of Yahdah.
This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with…” “tears.”
No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed!
Sion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her.
Yah has decreed for Yahgob that his neighbors become his foes;
Yahrusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
Yah is righteous, yet I rebelled against His command.
Listen, all you peoples; look upon my suffering.
My young men and maidens have gone into exile.
I called to my allies but they betrayed me.
My priests and my old perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.
See! O’ Yah, how distressed I am!
I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious.
Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death.
People have heard my groaning, but there is no one to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my distress; they delight at what You have done.
May You bring the day You have announced so they may become like me!
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Let all their wickedness come before You; deal with them as you have dealt with me because of all my iniquity.
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My groans are many and my heart is faint.
Yah’s Anger Towards Yahdaim!
How has Yah covered the daughter of Sion with a cloud in His anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Yahdaim, and remembered not his footstool in the day of His anger!
Yah has swallowed up all the habitations of Yahgob, and has not pitied:
He has thrown down in His wrath the strong hold of the daughter of Yahdah;
He has brought them down to the ground:
He has polluted the Kingdom and the princes thereof.
He has cut off in His fierce anger all the horn of Yahdaim:
He has drawn back His right Hand and He burned against Yahgob like a flaming fire, which devoured round about.
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He has bent His bow like an enemy:
He stood with His right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Sion:
He poured out His fury like fire!!!
Yah was as an enemy: He has swallowed up Yahdaim, He has swallowed up all her palaces:
He has destroyed his strong holds, and has increased in the daughter of Yahdah
mourning and lamentation.
And He has violently taken away His Tabernacle, as if it were of a garden:
He has destroyed His places of the assembly:
Yah has caused the solemn feasts and Sabbaths to be forgotten in Sion, and has despised in the indignation of His anger the king and the priest.
Yah has cast off His Altar!
He has abhorred His Sanctuary.
He has given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the House of Yah, as in the day of a solemn feast.
Yah has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Sion: He has stretched out a line,
He has not withdrawn His hand from destroying: therefore He made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.
Her gates are sunk into the ground;
He has destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the Law is no more;
“Her prophets also find no vision from Yah.
The old of the daughter of Sion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Yahrusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
Mine eyes do fail with tears, my heart is troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the suckling’s swoon in the streets of the city.
They say to their mothers…
“Where is corn and wine?”
When they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom.
What thing shall I take to witness for you?
What thing shall I liken to you, O’ daughter of Yahrusalem?
What shall I equal to you, that I may comfort you, O’ virgin daughter of Sion?
For your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you?
Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they have not discovered your iniquity, to turn away your captivity…”
“But have seen for you false burdens and causes of banishment!
All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Yahrusalem, saying…
Is this the city that men call the perfection of beauty, the delight of the whole earth?
All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: 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.”
Yah has done that which He had devised;
He has fulfilled His word that He had commanded in the days of old:
He has thrown down, and has not pitied: and He has caused your enemy to delight over you.
He has set up the horn of your adversaries.
Their heart cried unto Yah, O’ wall of the daughter of Sion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give yourself no rest;
let not the apple of your eye cease.”
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out your heart like water before the face of Yah!
Lift up your hands toward Him for the life of your young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
Behold! O’ Yah, and consider to whom You has done this.
Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long?
Shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the Sanctuary of Yah?
The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword;
You has slain them in the day of Your anger;
You has killed, and not pitied.
You has called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of Yah’s anger none escaped nor remained:
Those that I have swaddled and brought up have mine enemy consumed.
YeremYah Shares the Affliction of Yahdaim
I am the man that has seen affliction by the rod of His wrath.
He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
Surely against me is He turned;
He turned His hand against me all the day.
My flesh and my skin has he made old;
He has broken my bones.
He has build against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
Also when I cry and shout, He shut out my prayer.
He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone,
He has made my paths crooked.
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: He has made me desolate.
He has bent His bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
He has caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my reins. I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
He has filled me with bitterness,
He has made me drunken with wormwood.
He has also broken my teeth with gravel stones,
He has covered me with ashes.
And You have removed my soul far off from peace: I forgot prosperity.
And I said…”
“My strength and my hope is perished from Yah.”
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
My soul has them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
It is of Yah’s mercies that we are not consumed,
because His compassion fail not.
They are new every morning: great is Your trustfulness.
Yah is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.
Yah is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seek Him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yah. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
He sit alone and keep silence, because he has borne it upon him. He put his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
He give his cheek to him that smite him:
he is filled full with reproach.
For Yah will not cast off for ever: but though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies.
For He does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
To crush under His feet all the prisoners of the earth, to turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High, to subvert a man in His cause,Yah approve not.
Who is he that said, and it come to pass, when Yah commanded it not?
Out of the mouth of the Most High proceed not evil and good?
Wherefore does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his wickedness?
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yah. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto Yah in the heavens.
We have transgressed and have rebelled:
You have not pardoned.
You have covered with anger, and persecuted us:
You have slain,You have not pitied.
You have covered Yourself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
You have made us as the off scouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
Mine eye run down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Mine eye trickle down, and cease not, without any intermission, till Yah look down, and behold from heaven.
Mine eye affect mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause. They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
I called upon Your Name, O’ Yah, out of the low dungeon.
You have heard my voice: hide not Your ear at my breathing, at my cry. You drew near in the day that I called upon You:
O’ Yah, You has pleaded the causes of my soul;
You have redeemed my life.
O’ Yah, You has seen my wrong: judge You my cause.
You has seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.
You has heard their reproach, O’Yah, and all their imaginations against me; the lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.
Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.
Render unto them a recompense, O’ Yah, according to the work of their hands.
Give them sorrow of heart Your curse unto them.
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of Yah!
Description of the Siege
How is the gold become dim!
How is the most fine gold changed!
The stones of the Sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street. The precious sons of Sion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
The tongue of the sucking child cleave to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man break it unto them.
They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the wickedness of Sodom,
that was overthrown as in a moment,
and no hands stayed on her.
Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleave to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.
They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Yah has accomplished His fury;
He has poured out His fierce anger, and has kindled a fire in Sion, and it has devoured the foundations thereof.
The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Yahrusalem.
For the wickedness of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her, they have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
They cried unto them, Depart you; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen,
They shall no more sojourn there.
The anger of Yah has divided them;
He will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the old.
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help:
in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled;
for our end is come.
Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness. The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Yah, was taken in their pits, of whom we said..
“Delight and be glad, O’ daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto you: you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked.”
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According to the Torah, Hebrew Yahdaim Scriptures,Eclipses are“WARNING SIGNS” from The Almighty Yah to lead the people of the land to “REPENT,” for they will come after Yah’s Judgement on Earth.
The “X” in Ancient Hebrew is the Taw (Tav)
The Tav has a numeric value of “400” which symbolize “400 Years” of Slavery Ending.
According to the Torah, Hebrew scriptures, Eclipses are “WARNING SIGNS” from The Almighty Yah to lead the people to repent, for they will come after Yah’s Judgement on Earth.
This occurred with the City of Nineveh, where due to the “WARNING” of the Prophet Yonah they repented, and the City was saved.
Yonah Chapter 3:1-10
And the word of Yah came unto Yonah the second time, saying…
“Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid you.”
So Yonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of Yah.
Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.”
Ancient City of Nineveh image below
The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, O’ daughter of Sion;
He will no more carry you away into captivity:
He will visit your iniquity, O’ daughter of Edom;
He will discover your wickedness.
A Prayer for Mercy
Remember, O’ Yah, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.
We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
Our fathers have transgressed, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
There is none that does deliver us out of their hand. We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
They ravished the women in Sion, and the maids in the cities of Yahdah.
Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of the old were not honored.
They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
The old have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.
The delight of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have transgressed!
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. Because of the mountain of Sion,which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
You, Yah, reign forever;Your Throne endures from generation to generation.
Why do You always forget us?
Why do You forsake us so long?
Restore us to Yourself, Yah, that we may return; renew our days as of old unless You have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.
The vision of ObadYah.
Thus said Yah concerning Edom;
We have heard a rumor from Yah, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle!
Behold! I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised!!
The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that said in his heart…”
“Who shall bring me down to the ground?”
“Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, thence will I bring you down.”
If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes?
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
“All the men of your confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that eat your bread have laid a wound under you: there is none understanding in him.”
“Shall I not in that day, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?”
“And your mighty men, O’ Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.”
“For your violence against your brother Yahgob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.”
“In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Yahrusalem, even you was as one of them.”
“But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should you have delight over the children of Yahdah in the day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress.”
“You should not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; yea, you should not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;”
“Neither should you have stood in the cross-way, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither should you have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.”
” For the day of Yah is near upon all the heathen: as you has done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.”