"For this is what the LORD says: Don't enter a house where a mourning feast is taking place. Don't go to lament or sympathize with them, for I have removed My peace from these people"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "[as well as My] faithful love and compassion.
Afterwards'"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "'King Zedekiah of Judah, his officers, and the people-- those in this city who survive the plague, the sword, and the famine-- I will hand over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, to their enemies, yes, to those who want to take their lives. He will put them to the sword; he won't spare them or show pity or compassion.'
Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy, for God's hand has struck me.
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I waited for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, but found no one.
These two things have happened to you: devastation and destruction, famine and sword. Who will grieve for you? How can I comfort you?
Is this nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see! Is there any pain like mine, which was dealt out to me, which the LORD made [me] suffer on the day of His burning anger?
He sent fire from on high into my bones; He made it descend. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, sick all day long.
My transgressions have been formed into a yoke, fastened together by His hand; they have been placed on my neck, and the Lord has broken my strength. He has handed me over to those I cannot withstand.
The Lord has rejected all the mighty men within me. He has summoned an army against me to crush my young warriors. The Lord has trampled Virgin Daughter Judah [like grapes] in a winepress.
I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one nearby to comfort [me], no one to keep me alive. My children are desolate because the enemy has prevailed.
All who pass by [scornfully] clap their hands at you. They hiss and shake their heads at Daughter Jerusalem: Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?
All your enemies open their mouths against you. They hiss and gnash [their] teeth, saying, "We have swallowed [her] up. This is the day we have waited for! We have lived to see [it]."
Then all who see you will recoil from you, saying: Nineveh is devastated; who will show sympathy to her? Where can I find anyone to comfort you?
how thou doest
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, bowed down, and then kissed him. They asked each other how they had been and went into the tent.
So they detoured there and went to the house of the young Levite at the home of Micah and greeted him.
They will ask how you are and give you two [loaves of] bread, which you will accept from them.
David left his supplies in the care of the quartermaster and ran to the battle line. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were.
so David sent 10 young men instructing them, "Go up to Carmel, and when you come to Nabal, greet him in my name.