Lamentations 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden, hee hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemne feasts and Sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the King and the Priest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden {booth;} He has destroyed His appointed meeting place. The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he hath destroyed his place of assembly: Jehovah hath caused solemn assembly and sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, And hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he has violently taken away his tent, as from a garden; he has made waste his meeting-place: the Lord has taken away the memory of feast and Sabbath in Zion, and in the passion of his wrath he is against king and priest.
- Basic English Bible

And he hath violently cast down his enclosure as a garden; he hath destroyed his place of assembly: Jehovah hath caused set feast and sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger king and priest.
- Darby Bible

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 in the indignation of his anger hath despised the king and the priest.
- Webster's Bible

He has violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he has destroyed his place of assembly: Yahweh has caused solemn assembly and Sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, Has despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
- World English Bible

And He shaketh as a garden His tabernacle, He hath destroyed His appointed place, Jehovah hath forgotten in Zion the appointed time and sabbath, And despiseth, in the indignation of His anger, king and priest.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He hath stripped His tabernacle, as if it were a garden, He hath destroyed His place of assembly; the LORD hath caused to be forgotten in Zion appointed season and sabbath, and hath rejected in the indignation of His anger the king and the priest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 2:6


2:6 His tabernacle - His temple. The places - The synagogues. The king - By the king and the priests are meant persons of greatest rank and eminency, though it is thought here is a special reference to Zedekiah the king of Judah, and Seraiah who was the high priest; the former of which was miserably handled, the latter slain.


Discussion for Lamentations 2

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS ! HEAR OH ZION ! REJOICE AND BE GLAD FOR THE DAY OF THY SALVATION DRAWS NEIGH UNTO YOU ! THOU SHALT WEEP NO MORE AS THOU ART STILL THE APPLE OF MY EYE !
  • Abby
    According to my KJV study bible vs. 20, they were starving in the streets and even subjected to cannibalism. It was a horrible time in the history and now we as a nation are doing the same that they did. It shows what happens when we as a nation turn from God.
  • That description is also . "a prophecy of what will happen in the world tomorrow: God 's people will once again be " The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth. " What a beautiful prophecy.
  • what does of a span long mean
  • Tanya
    This chapter of lamentations is an example of how God will punish the world, for the sins done in the present and future years. God is loving, but also sure for his saying that one day he will judge the world.
  • Concern Sister
    Reading this text made me think about our Christians brothers & sisters Foreign countries that suffering severe persecution; sold into slavery, shackle and chained, dismembered because of their belief in Jesus Christ. It also made me think about the scripture in (Deuteronomy 28). May God have mercy on us in this nation, and forgive our sin as well!! Pray America! Pray!!!

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