Lamentations

Lamentations

An OT book consisting of five elegies bewailing the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 587 BCE.

Outline of Contents

Lamentations

I. Jerusalem deserted (Lam 1:1-22)

II. Divine warnings fulfilled (Lam 2:1-22)

III. Steadfast love of God endures (Lam 3:1-66)

IV. Punishment and a plea for mercy (Lam 4:1-5:22)

A. Zion punished (Lam 4:1-22)

B. Plea for divine mercy (Lam 5:1-22)

Lam 1:1-22

The Deserted City
1How lonely sits the city
that once was full of people!
How like a widow she has become,
she that was great among the nations!
She that was a ... View more

Lam 2:1-22

God's Warnings Fulfilled
1How the Lord in his anger
has humiliated daughter Zion!
He has thrown down from heaven to earth
the splendor of Israel;
he has not rem ... View more

Lam 3:1-66

God's Steadfast Love Endures
1I am one who has seen affliction
under the rod of God's! wrath;2he has driven and brought me
into darkness without any light;3agai ... View more

Lam 4:1-5:22

The Punishment of Zion
1How the gold has grown dim,
how the pure gold is changed!
The sacred stones lie scattered
at the head of every street.
2The precious chi ... View more

Lam 4:1-22

The Punishment of Zion
1How the gold has grown dim,
how the pure gold is changed!
The sacred stones lie scattered
at the head of every street.
2The precious chi ... View more

Lam 5:1-22

A Plea for Mercy
1Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see our disgrace!2Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our homes to aliens.3We ... View more

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