Lamentations 2:1-6 CSB

Judgment on Jerusalem


1 How the Lord has overshadowed Daughter Zion with His anger! He has thrown down Israel's glory from heaven to earth. He has abandoned His footstoolab in the day of His anger.c

References for Lamentations 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Either the ark of the covenant or the temple
    • b 2:1 - 1 Ch 28:2; Ps 99:5; 132:7
    • c 2:1 - Jb 20:28; Ps 110:5; Zph 2:2-3


      2 Without compassiond the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob. In His wrath He has demolished the fortified citiese of Daughter Judah. He brought [them] to the ground and defiled the kingdom and its leaders.f

      References for Lamentations 2:2

        • d 2:2 - Lm 3:43; Jb 16:13; Ezk 8:18
        • e 2:2 - Isa 2:12,15
        • f 2:2 - Ps 89:39; Isa 43:28; 47:6


          3 He has cut off every horng of Israel in His burning anger and withdrawn His right hand in the presence of the enemy. He has blazed against Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything [in its path].

          References for Lamentations 2:3

            • g 2:3 - Ps 75:5,10; Jr 48:25


              4 Like an enemy He has bent His bow;h His right hand is positioned like an adversary. He has killed everyone who was loved,i pouring out His wrath like fire on the tent of Daughter Zion.

              References for Lamentations 2:4

                • h 2:4 - Lm 3:12; Ps 7:12
                • i 2:4 - Lit killed all the delights of the eye; Ezk 24:16


                  5 The Lord is like an enemy; He has swallowed up Israel. He swallowed up all its palaces and destroyed its fortified cities. He has multiplied mourning and lamentation within Daughter Judah.j

                  References for Lamentations 2:5

                    • j 2:5 - Isa 29:2


                      6 He has done violence to His templek as if [it were] a garden [booth], destroying His place of meeting.l The Lord has abolished appointed festivals and Sabbaths in Zion. He has despised king and priest in His fierce anger.

                      References for Lamentations 2:6

                        • k 2:6 - Lit booth
                        • l 2:6 - Ps 74:4