Lamentations Chapter 1
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1 The miserable estate of Ierusalem by reason of her sinne, 12 Shee complaineth of her griefe, 18 and confesseth Gods iudgement to be righteous.
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.2
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.7
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.10
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.12
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.15
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.
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.21
Lamentations Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Ier.13.17. , Iob.7.3.
3 Heb. for the greatnesse of seruitude.
5 Deut. 28. 13. , Ier. 52. 28.
7 Or, desireable.
8 Heb. is become a remouing or wandering.
10 Or, desireable. , Deu.23.3
11 Or, to make the soule to come againe.
12 Or, it is nothing. , Heb. passe by the way.
15 Or, the winepresse of the virgine, &c.
16 Ier.13.17 and 14.17. chap. 2.18. , Heb. bring backe.
18 Dan.9.7. , Heb. mouth.
20 Isa.16.11. iere.48.36.
21 Or, proclaimed.
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