Lamentations 1:7-12; Lamentations 1:18; Lamentations 1:20; Lamentations 2:16; Lamentations 2:20; Lamentations 3:1; Lamentations 3:36; Lamentations 3:50; Lamentations 3:59-60; Lamentations 5:1
Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned ; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth , and turneth backward.
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter . O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.
The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
All her people sigh , they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see , O LORD, and consider ; for I am become vile .
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold , and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear , I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Behold , O LORD; for I am in distress : my bowels are troubled ; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled : abroad the sword bereaveth , at home there is as death.
All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say , We have swallowed her up : certainly this is the day that we looked for ; we have found , we have seen it.
Behold , O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
Till the LORD look down , and behold from heaven.
O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.
Remember , O LORD, what is come upon us: consider , and behold our reproach.