Lamentations Chapter 1
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7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have 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 unto me.
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Matthew Henry's Lamentations Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
It is evident that Jeremiah was the author of the Lamentations which bear his name. The book was not written till after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. May we be led to consider sin as the cause of all our calamities, and under trials exercise submission, repentance, faith, and prayer, with the hope of promised deliverance through God's mercy.The miserable state of Jerusalem, the just consequences of its sins. (1-11) Jerusalem represented as a captive female, lamenting, and seeking the mercy of God. (12-22)1-11 The prophet sometimes speaks in his own person; at other times Jerusalem, as a distressed female, is the speaker, or some of the Jews. The description shows the miseries of the Jewish nation. Jerusalem became a captive and a slave, by reason of the greatness of her sins; and had no rest from suffering. If we allow sin, our greatest adversary, to have dominion over us, justly will other enemies also be suffered to have dominion. The people endured the extremities of famine and distress. In this sad condition Jerusalem acknowledged her sin, and entreated the Lord to look upon her case. This is the only way to make ourselves easy under our burdens; for it is the just anger of the Lord for man's transgressions, that has filled the earth with sorrows, lamentations, sickness, and death.
12-22 Jerusalem, sitting dejected on the ground, calls on those that passed by, to consider whether her example did not concern them. Her outward sufferings were great, but her inward sufferings were harder to bear, through the sense of guilt. Sorrow for sin must be great sorrow, and must affect the soul. Here we see the evil of sin, and may take warning to flee from the wrath to come. Whatever may be learned from the sufferings of Jerusalem, far more may be learned from the sufferings of Christ. Does he not from the cross speak to every one of us? Does he not say, Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Let all our sorrows lead us to the cross of Christ, lead us to mark his example, and cheerfully to follow him.
Tawanna's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 1/20/2013, 2:33pm...
I have become the person I once was Again. Though there is an Awesome calling to my initial life trial and tribulations, I am not the only one that sees and knows of the Lamentations. That can be strength through complete, unknown to myself and others. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PUT FEET ON BACKS. Lashings of the tongue are of the Non-existent to me. GOD SHALL ALWAYS PREVAIL AND AVAIL FOREVER.
Douglas Onyambu's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 12/28/2012, 11:09pm...
A true reflection of the modern church. Both the leaders and followers drifted far from God. Itís time we all go back to Him!
Victoria Cabrera's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 10/02/2012, 7:21am...
Lamentations could also be for a backslidin or unsaved person. I have been praying for a certain individual to come into the kingdom. God has given me lamentations for hope. He tells me there is hope. That's what I tell you also.
Wilson's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 9/20/2012, 4:07pm...
It defines how when GOD takes away the blessings from you. You will feel the pain(lament).
R. Clark's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 7/26/2012, 7:59am...
Lamentation...very interesting, reflecting on some of the churches in today times.
Webster Clarke's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 3/14/2012, 3:31pm...
The way the modern church has become deemed it a time to lament- Lamentations is now
The leaders have become a new brand of celebrities-
-they boast of their wealth which they have illgotten, they have made themselves fat and rich from the sweat of their followers.They sanctioned adulteries permitting divorce and remarriage.
They speak in tongues and called themselves sanctified by the tongues. they have redifined cults and divinations I say Lamentations is now..
Jeremiah's Lamentations Chapter 1 comment on 12/27/2011, 8:28am...
What a picture of the shape that the church is in today! We have forsaken the Lord, but it is time to come back and stand stedfast! VS 5 says that "the Lord hath afflicted her because of her transgressions"... God tells us plainly in His word that if we forsake Him, He will forsake us. It is not a time to sleep, but to awake to righteousness! The Lord is soon to return!!! Your word is true O Lord!!!
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