Lament over Jerusalem


1 Howa she sits alone,b the city [once] crowded with people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess among the provinces has become a slave.
References for Lamentations 1:1
    • a 1:1 - The stanzas in Lm 1-4 form an acrostic.
    • b 1:1 - Lm 3:28


      2 She weeps aloud during the night, with tears on her cheeks. There is no one to offer her comfort, [not one] from all her lovers.c All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
      References for Lamentations 1:2
        • c 1:2 - Jerusalem's political allies; Jr 22:20-22; Ezk 23