Lamentations 1:14-22 CSB


14 My transgressions have been formed into a yoke,ab fastened together by His hand; they have been placed on my neck, and the Lord has broken my strength. He has handed me over to those I cannot withstand.

References for Lamentations 1:14

    • t 1:14 - Some Hb mss, LXX read He kept watch over my transgressions
    • u 1:14 - Or The yoke of my transgressions is bound; Hb obscure


      15 The Lord has rejectedc all the mighty men within me. He has summoned an armyd against me to crush my young warriors. The Lord has tramplede Virgin Daughter Judahf [like grapes] in a winepress.

      References for Lamentations 1:15

        • v 1:15 - Ps 119:118
        • w 1:15 - Or has announced an appointed time
        • x 1:15 - Isa 63:3
        • y 1:15 - Lm 2:2,5


          16 I weep because of these things; my eyes flowg with tears.h For there is no one nearby to comfort [me], no one to keep me alive. My children are desolate because the enemy has prevailed.

          References for Lamentations 1:16

            • z 1:16 - Lit my eye, my eye flows
            • { 1:16 - Lm 2:11,18; 3:48-49; Jr 9:1,18


              17 Zion stretches out her hands; there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob that his neighbors should be his adversaries. Jerusalem has become something impurei among them.

              References for Lamentations 1:17

                • | 1:17 - Ezk 7:19-20


                  18 The Lord is in the right, for I have rebelled against His command.j Listen, all you people; look at my pain. My young men and women have gone into captivity.

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                      19 I called to my lovers, but they betrayed me. My priests and elders perished in the city while searching for food to keep themselves alive.

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                          20 Lord, see how I am in distress. I am churning within;k my heart is broken,l for I have been very rebellious. Outside, the sword takes the children; inside, there is death.m

                          References for Lamentations 1:20

                            • ~ 1:20 - Jb 30:27
                            •  1:20 - Lit is turned within me
                            • € 1:20 - Dt 32:25; Ezk 7:15


                              21 People have heard me groaning, but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my misfortune; they are glad that You have caused [it]. Bring on the day You have announced, so that they may become like me.

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                                  22 Let all their wickedness come before You, and deal with them as You have dealt with me because of all my transgressions. For my groans are many, and I am sick at heart.

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