Lamentations 2:10

Overview - Lamentations 2
Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem.
20 He complains thereof to God.
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Lamentations 2:10  (King James Version)
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
 


elders
Lamentations 4:5 Lamentations 4:16 Lamentations 5:12 Lamentations 5:14 Job 2:13 ; Isaiah 3:26 ; Isaiah 47:1 Isaiah 47:5

sit
Sitting on the ground was a posture of mourning and deep distress. Hence the coin struck by Vespasian, on the capture of Jerusalem, has on the obverse side a palm tree, the emblem of Judea, and under it a woman, the emblem of Jerusalem, sitting down, with her elbow on her knee, and her head supported by her hand, with the legend {Juda capta.}
1:1

and keep
3:28 Jeremiah 8:14 ; Amos 5:13 ; 8:3

cast up
Joshua 7:6 ; 2 Samuel 13:19 ; Job 2:12 ; Revelation 18:19

they have girded
Isaiah 15:3 ; 36:22 Ezekiel 7:18 ; 27:31 Joel 1:8

the virgins
1:4 Amos 8:13
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