"Is It Nothing To You, All Ye That Pass By?"

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Last Updated on March 28, 2016, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 119

Context: Jerusalem, which has had international prestige, is desolate and deserted since she and all of Judah have been despoiled by the Babylonians, and the people have gone into exile. Even the roads to the holy hill of Zion seem to weep for their past glory. The Lord has allowed...

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Context: Jerusalem, which has had international prestige, is desolate and deserted since she and all of Judah have been despoiled by the Babylonians, and the people have gone into exile. Even the roads to the holy hill of Zion seem to weep for their past glory. The Lord has allowed Jerusalem to be destroyed because her people have transgressed. The enemy has invaded her sanctuary, and her treasures have been traded for food. In despair the city cries out:

Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

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