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1 How doeth the citie sit solitarie that was full of people? How is she become as a widow? She that was great among the nations, and princesse among the prouinces, how is she become tributarie?

2 Shee weepeth sore in the night, and her teares are on her cheekes: among all her louers she hath none to comfort her, all her friends haue dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

3 Iudah is gone into captiuitie, because of affliction, and because of great seruitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors ouertook her betweene the straits.

4 The wayes of Zion do mourne, because none come to the solemne feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh: her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitternesse.

5 Her aduersaries are the chiefe, her enemies prosper: for the Lord hath afflicted her; for the multitude of her transgressions, her children are gone into captiuitie before the enemie.

6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beautie is departed: her princes are become like Harts that find no pasture, & they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

7 Ierusalem remembred in the dayes of her affliction, and of her miseries, all her pleasant things that she had in the dayes of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemie, and none did helpe her, the aduersaries saw her, and did mocke at her Sabbaths.

8 Ierusalem hath grieuously sinned, therefore she is remoued: all that honoured her, despise her, because they haue seene her nakednesse: yea, shee sigheth and turneth backward.

9 Her filthines is in her skirts, she remembreth not her last end, therfore she came downe wonderfully: shee had no comforter: O Lord, behold my affliction: for þe enemie hath magnified himselfe.

10 The aduersarie hath spread out his hand vpon all her pleasant things: for she hath seene that the heathen entred into her Sanctuarie, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

11 All her people sigh, they seek bread, they haue giuen their pleasant things for meate to relieue the soule: see, O Lord, & consider: for I am become vile.

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that passe by? Behold and see, if there be any sorow like vnto my sorowe, which is done vnto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me, in the day of his fierce anger.

13 From aboue hath he sent fire into my bones, and it preuaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feete, he hath turned me backe: he hath made me desolate, and faint all the day.

14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come vp vpon my necke: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath deliuered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise vp.

15 The Lord hath troden vnder foot all my mightie men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against mee, to crush my yong men. The Lord hath troden the virgine, the daughter of Iudah, as in a wine presse.

16 For these things I weepe, mine eye, mine eye runneth downe with water, because the comforter that should relieue my soule is farre from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy preuailed.

17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Iacob, that his aduersaries should bee round about him: Ierusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

18 The Lord is righteous, for I haue rebelled against his commandement: heare, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorow: my virgins and my yong men are gone into captiuitie.

19 I called for my louers, but they deceiued me: my priests and mine elders gaue vp the ghost in the citie, while they sought their meat to relieue their soules

20 Behold, O Lord: for I am in distresse: my bowels are troubled: mine heart is turned within mee, for I haue grieuously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaueth, at home there is as death.

21 They haue heard that I sigh, there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies haue heard of my trouble, they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like vnto me.

22 Let all their wickednes come before thee: and doe vnto them, as thou hast done vnto me for all my transgressions: for my sighes are many, and my heart is faint.


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Micheal schin's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 6/17/2015, 12:34am...

The word of God is true, and i love it.


Bob K's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 4/18/2015, 10:55am...

If you go through the book of Lamentations line by line, word by word, you 'll see that God 's spiritual temple, those people of God, are completely shattered. No people have ever been punished more than those who are discussed in the book. Their falling away was a spiritual disaster of astonished proportion. Still, the central theme of this book is an expression of hope-a people waiting for God 's "perfection of beauty. " The light in all of that black, black darkness is that God is getting His people ready for a marriage! He will do everything He can to bring them into His Family.


Bob K.'s Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 4/09/2015, 7:34pm...

Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return. What happened to Judah is only a type of what is prophesied to happen in this end time. It seems like we have reached the point of no return.


Anthony Sims's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 2/21/2015, 11:55am...

While studying the old testiment I see patterns of behavior that lead a society toward bondage and destruction. Isreal had become weak in the Lord by allowing idolatry wickedness to rule their daily lives. The Chaldean leaders saw an opportunity to plunder Jerusalem and they jumped at it. Much like satan, today,is roaring like a lion seeking whom he may devour. Preferably a weak vessel. At one point in my life I was a weakened vessel due to my addiction to sin. I was in bondage to satan. America has chosen a course toward destruction, and God 's judgment is coming. Praise God for always giving us a way out of bondage through Jesus Christ.


Geraldine cole's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 2/13/2015, 7:08am...

If u continue not to accept God and keep playing church and treating your elder wrong and misusing the money preacher that u take up on Sunday and u don 't take care of the sick, the homeless, the poor, and the widows preacher hell will be your portion.repent turn back to God before its to late the truth is the truth and it will stand forever AMEN


Gaylene's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 12/18/2014, 9:13am...

I learned the Lord has true feelings us humans are a mess if we could just receive spiritually the and keep the joy of the Lord in all of us some how I do feel this TRUE JOY would have help kept in prayer.The GREAT I AM would have listen and help if ask. WHEN,THE LORD SHOWS UP get on your knees talk to him and find out what going on.He will show you or here it on the radio or TV ON CHRISTIAN AIR WAYS . SIN is hard to heal yourself.This is all I got to say on Lamentations one and THE GREAT I AM does not play around he means it. better straighten up some how.Prayer!


ALVIN SLATER's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 9/16/2014, 9:02pm...

i think that lamentation is a verry nice book of the bible except some of it is a little heard to understand,what did it mean about filityness in her skirt but i think it is a swell book jer. was a mighty prophet but i think he was a mager prophet wasent he


Brenda johnod \'mf\'f\'brrb's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 4/18/2014, 7:26am...

I 'm just starting back with god been many yes.


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