Lamentations 1:17

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Zion stretches out her hands; There is no one to comfort her; The LORD has commanded concerning Jacob That the ones round about him should be his adversaries; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Jehovah hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Zion's hands are outstretched; she has no comforter; the Lord has given orders to the attackers of Jacob round about him: Jerusalem has become like an unclean thing among them.
- Basic English Bible

Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Jehovah hath commanded concerning Jacob, [that] his adversaries [should be] round about him; Jerusalem is as an impurity among them.
- Darby Bible

Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be around him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
- Webster's Bible

Zion spreads forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Yahweh has commanded concerning Jacob, that those who are around him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.
- World English Bible

Spread forth hath Zion her hands, There is no comforter for her, Jehovah hath charged concerning Jacob, His neighbours [are] his adversaries, Jerusalem hath become impure among them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries; Jerusalem is among them as one unclean.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 1:17


1:17 Jerusalem - Is become loathsome and filthy.


Discussion for Lamentations 1

  • A disciple
    Remember how the Lord Jesus submitted to the authority of the priests and the Sanhedrin; and so also when they delivered Him up to the Gentiles; (which they were subject to); He submitted to the sentence that they gave upon Him? "Now is the Son of man delivered into the hands of sinners;" and now are we also to walk in His steps of submission to the powers that be, for they are appointed by God.
  • A disciple
    ".. the kingdom and dominion of the house of David was taken from them, and now the Nations of the Gentiles were given it instead, until the end." We are given light and grace and the Holy Spirit to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We are entrusted with the Announced Glad Tidings of Christ in order to save men's lives, not to destroy them by sin's scandals and worldly lives.
  • A disciple
    Nobody realizes; and is certainly not preached or taught ANYWHERE; about what all happened and how significant was the destruction and carrying away captive of Judah and Jerusalem. Because of their incurable and unendurable defiance and sin against the LORD, the kingdom and dominion of the house of David was taken from them, and now the Nations of the Gentiles were given it instead, until the end.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 21-22 - ".....thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called,........"; v. 22 - ".....and do unto them as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions:.....; Chap. 3: 21-24. God is our judge, but during this time of Grace (N.T.) He is merciful and patient : as long as He tarries, of which time to come no man knoweth; now is the day of salvation. He woke me up 21/2 yrs. ago - after 34 yrs
  • Michael C.
    This cup of wrath and desolation and sorrow, shall all nations drink. For if "I AM" has done so to His own people, who are called by His Name, because of their hatred and hostility, for their continually provoking Him with their sins and idols and incurable lawlessness; who are the nations of the world, that they think it shall not come to them? Still they say, Who is the LORD, that I should obey?
  • Mable Arrington
    Well this somewhat sticks out the woman had some affliction upon her and she was turned against all the friends was her enemy and they was glad what affliction on her they was happy she had that on her and laugh and talked about her and etc. But her affliction showed up on people that is not of GOD so they will suffer not her

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