Lamentations 5:11

Lamentations 5:11

They ravished the women in Zion
Or "humbled" them F23; an euphemism; the women that were married to men in Zion, as the Targum; and if this wickedness was committed in the holy mountain of Zion, it was still more abominable and afflicting, and to be complained of; and if by the servants before mentioned, as Aben Ezra interprets it, it is another aggravating circumstance of it; for this was done not in Babylon when captives there; but at the taking of the city of Jerusalem, and by the common soldiers, as is too often practised: [and] the maids in the cities of Judah;
in all parts of the country, where the Chaldean army ravaged, there they ravished the maids. The Targum is,

``the women that were married to men in Zion were humbled by strangers; (the Targum in the king of Spain's Bible is, by the Romans;) and virgins in the cities of Judah by the Chaldeans;''
suggesting that this account has reference to both destructions of the city, and the concomitants and consequences thereof.
FOOTNOTES:

F23 (wne) (etapeinwsan) , Sept. "humiliaverunt", V. L. Munster.
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