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Lamentations 1:1-2 NIV

1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave.

References for Lamentations 1:1

2 Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.

References for Lamentations 1:2

Study tools for Lamentations 1:1-2

  • a 1:14 - Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint "He kept watch over my sins"
  • b 1:15 - Or "has set a time for me" / "when he will"