Lamentations 2:1-6 LEB

The Lord is Angry

1 How, {in his anger},a the Lord has covered the daughter of Zion in a cloud! He has thrown down from heavens [to] earth the splendor of Israel, and he has not remembered his footstool in the day of {his anger}.b

References for Lamentations 2:1

    • m 2:1 - Literally "in his nose"
    • n 2:1 - Literally "his nose"
      2 The Lord has devoured; he has not shown mercy to all the dwellings of Jacob; he has broken down in his wrath the fortifications of the daughter of Judah; he has leveled to the ground, he has dishonored the kingdom and its commanders.c

      References for Lamentations 2:2

        • o 2:2 - Or "her commanders"
          3 He has cut down {in fierce anger}d all the might of Israel; he has withdrawn his right hand from the faces of [the] enemy, and he has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire, it has consumed all around.

          References for Lamentations 2:3

            • p 2:3 - Literally "in a fierce nose"
              4 He has bent his bow like an enemy; he has set his right hand like a foe, and he has slain all [the] treasures of [the] eye;e in the tent of the daughter of Zion, he has poured out his anger like fire.

              References for Lamentations 2:4

                • q 2:4 - NRSV translates "all in whom we took pride"
                  5 The Lord has become like an enemy; he has destroyed Israel; he has destroyed all its citadel fortresses;f he has ruined all its fortifications and multiplied lamentation and mourning in the daughter of Judah.

                  References for Lamentations 2:5

                    • r 2:5 - Or "her citadel fortresses"
                      6 He has broken down {his dwelling}g place like the garden; he has ruined his appointed feasts; Yahweh has made [them] forget in Zion {festival}h and Sabbath, and he has despised in his anger king and priest.

                      References for Lamentations 2:6

                        • s 2:6 - Literally "his booth"; or "his tabernacle"
                        • t 2:6 - Literally "appointed time"