The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
LAM 2:5 The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath
swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and
hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
LAM 2:6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were
of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath
caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath
despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
LAM 2:7 The LORD hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his
sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her
palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day
of a solemn feast.
King James Bible