Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO LAMENTATIONS 2\\

This chapter contains another alphabet, in which the Prophet Jeremiah,
or those he represents, lament the sad condition of Jerusalem; the
destruction of the city and temple, and of all persons and things
relative to them, and to its civil or church state; and that as being
from the hand of the Lord himself, who is represented all along as the
author thereof, because of their sins, \\#La 2:1-9\\; and then the elders
and virgins of Zion are represented as in great distress, and weeping
for those desolations; which were very much owing to the false
prophets, that had deceived them, \\#La 2:10-14\\; and all this occasioned
great rejoicing in the enemies of Zion, \\#La 2:15-17\\; but sorrow of
heart to Zion herself, who is called to weeping, \\#La 2:18,19\\; and the
chapter is concluded with an address to the Lord, to take this her
sorrowful case into consideration, and show pity and compassion,
\\#La 2:20-22\\.